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safety

24 petitions

Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Luke Donnellan, Luke Donnellan MP, Vince Punaro

Build the Calder Bike Path

“We’ll build the paths to get the bikes off the road and out of the traffic, making life easier for cyclists and motorists alike.” - Daniel Andrews MP.Currently there is NO SAFE ROUTE for Sunbury and Macedon Ranges residents to get to and from Melbourne by Bike. The main corridor used by commuter and recreational cyclists involves a portion of the Calder Fwy between Organ Pipes Rd and Kings Rd. VicRoads has seen fit to erect several signs on both sides of the freeway indicating cyclists should use the freeway shoulder, however at the Calder Park Drive exit the shoulder ceases to exist.  The space is instead used for a high speed slip lane.  What then for cyclists heading north?  You're on your own apparently, just dice it out for a couple of hundred metres with high speed freeway traffic.  For one commuter cyclist recently it meant a trip to hospital with a concussion and several broken bones after being hit from behind by a car, followed by months off work for recovery. How long until the unthinkable happens and lives are ruined as a result? For a small investment a path can be built on the North side of the freeway, completely eliminating this dangerous bike-car interaction. This needs to happen sooner rather than later. Luke Donnellan: For these people who are trying to do the right thing by leaving the car at home and riding to work instead - Give them a safe option.Detailed proposal can be found here:Proposal PDF

Andrew Smeal
976 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Jane Smith, Hon Malcolm Turnbull, Liesel Tesch MP, Lucy Wicks MP, Gladys Berejiklian, Chris Holstein, Rhichard Mehrtens, Troy Marquart, Rebecca Gale Collins, Troy Grant, Scot Macdonald, Gabrielle Upton, Taylor Martin MLC

Please make the Peninsula Recreation Precinct, Umina Beach safe at night

We the undersigned are very concerned by the ongoing crime and vandalism taking place in the Peninsula Recreation Precinct (PRP) and surrounding streets. The PRP and car parks at the end of Sydney Avenue and Melbourne Avenue are not safe places to be at night. The ongoing break-ins of houses, local businesses and vandalism of park facilities is not acceptable and must be stopped. The violent fights, abuse of alcohol and illicit substances by minors, leading to the hospitalisation of young people after serious fights is alarming and a damming reflection of the lack of activities for teenagers on the Peninsula and the lack of Police resources to curb this dangerous behaviour. We want to see the PRP become a safe and crime-free zone ASAP. We appeal to Central Coast Council to apply for $1 million in Federal Safer Communities Funding to: install solar powered flood lights in the Peninsula Recreation Precinct (PRP), Umina Beach - to light the PRP every night of the year and deter youth crime and violence. install additional CCTV cameras in the PRP to monitor activity in the Precinct and catch vandals and perpetrators of crime and violence. restore existing broken CCTV cameras in the PRP. fund additional random security monitoring of the PRP from a new security contractor. conduct community initiatives to provide real lasting solutions to youth antisocial behaviour in Umina and in the PRP. retrofit the abandoned football club on Umina Oval as a youth centre and venue for teenagers to socialise and connect with community services in a fun and inviting way, especially on weekends and in school holidays. We appeal to the NSW Government to: increase funding and resources for Woy Woy Police. install a 24 hour police station in Umina CBD. provide additional Police patrols to the Peninsula and Umina.

Gabby Greyem
1,508 supporters
Started 4 months ago

Petition to Moreland City Council

Keep Our Community Safe - Pedestrian crossing for local Children's Centre.

Pascoe Vale Early Learning Centre and Kindergarten is a buzzing hub of activity - every day we have as many as 50 staff who are involved in the care and education of 170 children from around 250 families within the local area. At Pascoe Vale Early Learning Centre and Kindergarten we are serving the needs of our families 12 hours a day, 5 days a week, all year round. Being located directly on busy Cumberland Rd, we are subject to quite a lot of traffic, especially in the peak hours of the day and much of this traffic consists of trucks and large transport vehicles. The speed limit on Cumberland Rd is 60 kmph and the driveway between Cumberland Rd and the car park of our service is an increasingly concerning traffic hazard. The current conditions mean that people exiting the driveway have little to no clear view of the oncoming traffic from either direction and are often forced to pull out onto Cumberland without clear sight of the road- there have been many near misses and minor incidences and these happen on a weekly basis. Daily, horns can be heard as people unknowingly exit onto Cumberland Rd into oncoming traffic. In 2015 there was a more serious accident in which one of our teachers was involved. She was impacted side on by an oncoming car and there were an additional 2 cars damaged in the accident, an ambulance attended the scene to treat the drivers involved and the police and the fire department to make the area safe. Our growing concern is that the children and families of our community are at risk each and every day- this is a serious accident waiting to happen. We do not want to wait for tragedy to strike before something is changed.  We hope to have the area made safer by the implementation of clearly defined car parking spaces, no standing zones either side of the driveway, reduce speed limit in that section of road, a traffic mirror to view the road, and most ideally a pedestrian crossing with controlled traffic lights which allows the safe crossing of children as well as creating opportunities for cars to safely enter the road.  

Alexi McMahon-Hide
567 supporters