Engaging Comedians to Engage Others

Jillian Woolmer
City of Cockburn

The City of Cockburn engaged Perth comedians Famous Sharron and Matt Storer to highlight some of the conflicts between the various path users and to use comedy to help change attitudes. Staff were involved with the making of the video that has been shared internally as well as to the community. https://www.facebook.com/CityOfCockburn/videos/565634407201112/

There have been over 2,000 views so far via social media and the full song was played on ABC radio last week since it has such a catchy tune.

Comedians Famous Sharron and Matt Storer produced a bike video for Bikeweek 2017 and were also involved in the 2017 City of Cockburn Community Trek to promote how to share the space graciously. https://www.facebook.com/famoussharron/videos/925176414291373/
There are key tips to sharing the space whether you are riding a bike, walking or driving a vehicle
  • Ringing your bicycle's bell when overtaking pedestrians
  • Walking and riding on the left hand side of paths
  • Giving way to others when turning
  • Avoiding being distracted while driving, walking or riding
  • Paying attention when backing out of driveways
  • Walking your dog on a short lead and on the left hand side of paths
  • Allowing plenty of room when overtaking other people riding bicycles
  • Bike riders slowing down on busy shared paths
  • Bike riders and people walking moving to single file to allow others to overtake, when it is safe to do so.
    To help us all enjoy walking, cycling and driving in Perth, we encourage you to talk about these road rules and footpath etiquette and help us all share the space.
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    Kylie (Your Move)

    Hi Jillian, what a great project. You have earned 25 activity points for contributing to a special project and 30 bonus points for cycling/walking advocacy and media exposure.

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