Member for Summer Hill, Jo Haylen, has put the State Government on notice to upgrade pedestrian safety around inner west schools.
Ms Haylen has used National Ride2School Day to remind locals about the important benefits of encouraging kids to ride or walk to school and to launch an online survey calling on parents, teachers and concerned residents to report issues at schools in and around her Summer Hill electorate.
Responses will be used to put pressure on the State Government and other stakeholders to make immediate improvements and to ensure kids can safely walk or ride their bike to school.
The survey will be open until Friday 4 May and all concerned parents, teachers and residents are encouraged to report issues in their local area: www.johaylen.com/school_safety_survey
Quotes attributable to Member for Summer Hill Jo Haylen
“We know that kids and parents want to ride or walk to school, but it’s often too unsafe to do so.
“As our streets become more congested and our local schools burst at the seams, it’s more important than ever that the State Government act to keep kids safe and give parents peace of mind.
"I'm a mum and I get how important this is for local families and residents.
“We all have a role to play in promoting safer streets and I’m asking residents, parents and teachers to report local issues that need to be fixed.
“Parents, teachers and locals know their schools best and it’s critical that we all speak up and let the Government know that making the streets around our schools safe is a top order priority.”