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Inner West road deaths: an avoidable tragedy

Opinion by ANDREW CHUTER A pair of recent pedestrian deaths in Sydney's inner west are a sad indictment of our cars-first transport planning. In October in Leichhardt, mother-of-two Valentina Gioia, was hit by a van while crossing the road in front of MarketPlace on Marion St. In December, a 3-year old boy was hit by a Toyota Kluger in front […]

Perilous Petersham pedestrian crossing dubbed “the most dangerous” in the Inner West

By GEMMA BILLINGTON  Community concerns about a perilous Petersham pedestrian crossing culminated in the Inner West council’s unanimous decision to enhance the safety at the West Street and Railway Terrace intersection.  In a meeting last month, the Inner West council voted to alert Transport for NSW and the Minister for Transport, Andrew Constance, of the […]

Pedestrian upgrades along historic tram cutting

By ALLISON HORE Upgrades have been proposed to improve pedestrian safety along a historic tram cutting which makes up part of the popular Bondi to Bronte coastal walk. Waverley Council are finalising plans to replace the temporary walkway along a 500 meter stretch of the Cutting where pedestrians would typically have to walk out on […]

Line crossed in police crackdown on jaywalking

A police blitz on jaywalkers and cyclists has begun in the CBD, despite ongoing concern about the lack of pedestrian-friendly design in the car-dominated inner city. The crackdown is part of Operation Pedro, launched by NSW Police at the end of last month. An Alternative Media Group employee, who wishes to remain anonymous, reported seeing […]

News in brief

Greens push for green reform NSW Greens MLC John Kaye has launched a bill to shield medical users of cannabis from criminal prosecution. The Drug Legislation Amendment (Use of Cannabis for Medical Purposes) Bill 2014 seeks to exempt terminally ill patients and their carers, who are certified by a treating doctor, from prosecution for possession […]

Pedestrian safety project unveiled

By Brendan Day Waverley councillor Leon Goltsman has welcomed a $300,000 project proposed by the NSW government to improve pedestrian safety on Old South Head Road. If approved, the project will install new crossing points at Kobada, Military and Diamond Bay roads, as well as renovate existing pedestrian refuges at Lancaster Road and Princess Street. […]