NSW Design and Place State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) submission

WalkSydney is pleased to make a submission on the new NSW Design and Place State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP). WalkSydney is a community group advocating for walking and better streets public places and walking networks. Streets provide places for important social and economic engagement as well as infrastructure for walking. WalkSydney wants to see boldContinue reading “NSW Design and Place State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) submission”

Clamouring to Reclaim Sydney’s High Streets

I had the opportunity to attend the Committee for Sydney ‘s launch of their newest advocacy piece “ Reclaiming Sydney’s High Streets.”   “High streets, sometimes referred to as main streets or shopping strips, are the beating heart of our neighbourhoods: where we meet friends, buy daily necessities, people-watch, or have a cup of coffee. They are aContinue reading “Clamouring to Reclaim Sydney’s High Streets”

Empathy and Accessibility

Seattle Department of Transportation recently published an article publicising that their engineers participate in blindness and mobility simulation training. A few years ago, I completed Transport for NSW’s similar course, Designing for Pedestrians and Bicycle Riders. It is run a few times a year in Sydney for transport planners and road engineers and anyone interestedContinue reading “Empathy and Accessibility”

Submission: WestConnex M4-M5 Link: ‘MOD 2 -Crescent overpass and active transport links.’

WalkSydney is pleased to make a submission to the WestConnex M4-M5 Link: ‘MOD 2 – Crescent overpass and active transport links.’ The WalkSydney working group is deeply concerned about the proposed new ‘Crescent overpass’ and asks the authorities to reject this new modification and return to the original proposal for a greenlink. The overpass increasesContinue reading “Submission: WestConnex M4-M5 Link: ‘MOD 2 -Crescent overpass and active transport links.’”