Frederick Street pedestrian crossing upgrade

This is the WalkSydney submission on the Frederick Street pedestrian crossing upgrade. WalkSydney is the peak advocacy group working to make it easier, safer and more pleasant to walk in Sydney. WalkSydney’s vision is that “Walking will be convenient, accessible, safe and enjoyable for everyone.” With a growing population we need to ensure people canContinue reading “Frederick Street pedestrian crossing upgrade”

Who can ride on footpaths and shared pathways and what are the rules?

Footpaths Unless there are signs that specifically prohibit them, bicycles may be ridden on the footpath by: Children under the age of 16 Adults supervising a child under the age of 16 Children 16 years and older with an adult accompanying another child under the age of 16. Over 16 years bicycle riders cannot rideContinue reading “Who can ride on footpaths and shared pathways and what are the rules?”

Traffic-free Boxing Day

Transport for NSW has rolled out traffic-free road changes to support pedestrian safety in the CBD today for the boxing day sales. As part of this one day arrangement, the newly opened L2 light rail will be closed from QVB to Circular Quay. L2 will only run between Randwick and Town Hall. (For those unfamiliarContinue reading “Traffic-free Boxing Day”

The Double-Cross: Missing Pedestrian Crossings

Every signal controlled intersection should have protected pedestrian crossings on every side of every street. Yet this is not the case in much of Sydney. T-intersections often are missing a pedestrian crossing.  Not only are marked crosswalks missing, walk signals are missing too, and pedestrians are discouraged from crossing. The reason is presumably convenience forContinue reading “The Double-Cross: Missing Pedestrian Crossings”

Sydney’s Refugee Crisis

Refugee children, trapped on a small island, trying to get to a better place, are challenged by a convoy of heavily armoured, multi-ton metallic objects moving within a mere 1 meter past their developing bodies at 50 km/h. What could go wrong? Every day during the school year, hundreds of children visit the Seymour CentreContinue reading “Sydney’s Refugee Crisis”