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kids

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This petition won 2 months ago

Petition to Camden Council

Save Teen Ranch from Camden Council and Transport for NSW

The state government wants to carve up Teen Ranch and put a major road through it halving the land and noise polluting what is left. Teen Ranch is a place at the centre of a regional community that provides kids a way to access the outdoors through canoeing, horse riding and being around trees.  They should find another way and leave a thriving business alone.  https://www.wollondillyadvertiser.com.au/story/5420309/teen-ranchs-future-at-risk/ Action:  Email the Camden council using the email (corridors@camden.nsw.gov.au) and in the title say "Submission for Outer Sydney Orbital corridor" so it does not get lost.  I went there as a kid 30 years ago and an Aussi friend who has lived in South Korea sent this article as he went there as a kid as well. 6,000 kids a year go there a have a chance at a good lesson and a different experience in the noisy world.  What can you do? Transport NSW - https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/corridors/oso Action: Fill out the form on this web page (https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/corridors/have-your-say and talk about the following: * Your story and how Teen Ranch impacted you,* The local history,* The environmental impact,* The local impact,* The mission of Teen Ranch and how it can continue to impact the lives of kids. Please sign on and let NSW state government know you want it to be left alone.  Thank you 

warwick foster
2,783 supporters
Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to Transport and Industrial Relations select committee, Alastiar Scott, Andrew Bayly, Peeni Henare, Iain Lees-Galloway, Clayton Mitchell, Sue Moroney, Parmjeet Parmar, Denise Roche, Maurice Williamson, Jian Yang, Jonathan Young

Footpath cycling - make it legal for kids, seniors and other vulnerable people

Under current law it is illegal for kids to cycle on the footpath, with two very tiny exceptions (very small wheels and delivering newspapers or junk mail).  This is a problem because: it discourages kids from cycling, as roads are too busy and dangerous for their level of skill and development to keep kids safe parents must encourage their kids to break the law It doesn't make sense and it needs to change. Why do we care? We want our kids to be able to safely ride to school, soccer or around their neighbourhood.  We want to make it easy to get active.  Families who want to go for a ride are forced to load their bikes onto the car and drive to dedicated facilities. We want to teach our children to obey the law, not pick and choose We care about our aging population and other vulnerable cyclists We still want safe and connected cycleways for everyone to use but we also want kids to be able to use the footpath to get to and from them. We need kids to be physically active to keep them healthy We want to be able to teach our kids to be responsible, courteous and considerate path users.  This will make them better drivers. We need to let our politicians know that this is something we care about, and that we want changed NOW.  They need to hear that it is no longer a low priority and it needs to come out of the "too hard" pile.  They need to hear that this is something that all New Zealanders care about, that we want to keep our kids and vulnerable riders safe without them having to break the law.  We want change.

Jo Clendon
773 supporters