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WalkSydney is a community group working to make it easier, safer, and more pleasant to walk in Greater Sydney. With a growing population we need to ensure people can easily walk to public transport, local shops and services, and shared transport options.

Join us this Saturday (August 28, 2021) at 2pm at our Virtual AGM – members can vote and stand to be elected for our committee. We would love to see you there.

After the AGM there will be presentation by Lena Huda about Safe Streets to School. This is a campaign supported by WalkSydney – members have petitions in a few LGAs in Greater Sydney going and encourage you to get involved.


Safe Streets to School is asking for footpaths and crossings or 30km/h limits within the walking catchment of schools. Lena will present strategies and milestones of the Wollongong chapter.  Here the campaigners have successfully started to change the narrative around lower speeds in their LGA and are now seeing trials and pilots resulting from their work. WalkSydney supports the asks of Safe Streets to School.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84940662410?pwd=NVlURWRPOFo4YnZUU29pQmVEeE5jQT09

Meeting ID: 849 4066 2410
Passcode: 912559

Walk Sydney WordCloud
Walk Sydney WordCloud

Published by Lena Huda

Lena is the founder of 30Please.org. She grew up on a quiet residential street in Germany, where 30km/h speed limits were implemented in the 80’s. From 6 years old, all children in the neighbourhood either walked or cycled to school. It was normal for children to play on the streets. Lena believes Australia needs to experience lower speed limits to grasp the positive effect on everyone’s day to day life and make it finally possible for all Australians to appreciate walking and cycling as a mode of transport, not just a recreational activity. Before moving to Australia in October in 2019, Lena has had a successful career working in senior positions for major investment banks in London. The COVID19 crisis, gave her time to reflect upon contributions she could make to society so she decided to dedicate time to launch 30Please.org. Inspired by the successful 20’s Plenty for Us campaign from the UK and by a research paper calling to reduce the default speed limit of 50km/h to 30km/h published by the British Academy “If you could do one thing…” https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/cdn-nrspp/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2017/03/21123659/dannydorling_publication_id3924.pdf Lena decided to campaign for lower speed limits. This is a science-backed low-cost measure that would save lives, prevent injuries, reduce health inequalities, reduce air pollution and CO2 emissions, promote stronger communities, enable more walking and cycling and reduce obesity. Lena lives in Wollongong council and started her campaign in her local neighbourhood. https://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/6789059/illawarra-motorists-back-a-cut-to-speed-limits-in-residential-areas/

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