Your Move/Active Travel/School Traffic Committee Meeting

Andrew Gould
Mindarie Primary School

The title says it all! This week, a representative from the School Board, the P&C and myself sat down to discuss our approach to the issues that our community faces with regards to getting our students to use an active form of travel to get to school. The meeting was extremely positive, with a presentation of the draft Traffic Management Plan and a discussion around the perceptions that exist in the community. We examined the results from our parent survey, and agreed that our focus over the next 12 months, will be a student and parent educational campaign about safety and communal use of our roads. Spitballed ideas were:

  • 12 month calendar of events / educational targets established at the start of the year.
  • Education about the correct use of crossing points
  • Engaging with the City of Wanneroo to increase the signage and alert points of the crossing points (these are faded or worn out).
  • The 'You Can Stop' campaign that shows drivers that they can share the road and stop for pedestrians at crossing points.
  • Engaging with WAPOL to come out and do road safety campaigns with the children.
  • Endorsement of the School Traffic Management Plan

This picture shows all of the main crossing points around the school. Our major focus will be to improve these facilities over 2020.

As you can see, the crossing point to the left of the above image has safety features. The one to the right does not.

Another crossing point we will work to improve.

Faded painting and crossing safety features missing that we will work to improve.

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James (Your Move)

Great story Andrew! It sounds like you might have a Dream Team in the making! You were spot on to link this to the "Volunteer Power" activity - as with having a rep from each of the P&C and School Board you really have boosted your capacity. Correctly linking that gave you 65 points. I have also given you another 15 points for having a planning session in Term 4 and a further 10 for your detailed run down of your issues and draft plan. Do you have a link for the 'You Can Stop' campaign? I did a quick google, but didn't come up with anything.

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