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We work hard to get our efforts noticed by the media and are so proud when this goal comes to fruition. A well informed community is an empowered one as well, so take a look at some of the latest coverage we’ve received below and help spread the word about all the amazing developments at Streets for People.

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Cleanstate Podcast

Ride to Recovery - Cleanstate Podcast with Director Shannon Leigh

October 22, 2020

Shannon Leigh is co-founder and Director of Streets for People, and previously an award-winning urban and transport planner at the Department of Transport and later Curtin University. Investment in active transport is one of the most jobs-rich, climate-friendly stimulus measures available. And given cost blow-outs in public health, climate related damage, and car dominated infrastructure, it’s another vital transition more of us are after – especially in the wake of the tripling of cycling in Perth since COVID-19.


A Human Approach to Street Design

Lobbying government and private enterprise for people focused streets

With our organisation’s objectives always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with challenges. Street design is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.

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Advocating for liveable communities that include opportunities for walking and riding

At Streets for People, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing this issue. This is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.

Working collaboratively with other like-minded associations

With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for communities. With access to the right resources, streets and places can be quickly re-designed to prioritise people walking and riding, from main streets to neighbourhoods.  Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.

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Media Releases

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Focus needed on pedestrian-friendly streets

28 May 2020

“Walkable environments have been shown to have significant economic benefits, including reduced congestion-related costs, reduced household expenditure on transport, increased real estate values, increased productivity in workers, reduced physical health costs, reduced mental health costs (associated with social isolation) and an increase in local retail activity.”

Support for City of Perth's 20km/hr Hay Street Trial

09 May 2019

Streets For People commends the City of Perth and Main Roads WA for launching the 20km/h trial on Hay Street.

WA Walking Strategy

Letter of Support 09 October 2020

We support the Heart Foundation's call for a WA Walking Strategy.

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In The News

Michael Palmer

“The City needs to be conscious of overspending on unnecessary temporary works when there is clear need for our funding to support local businesses and the community getting back to normal,” Mr Jorgensen said.

Kent Acott

Reducing the speed limit on Perth suburban streets to 30km/h would curtail crashes and fatalities — and without significant delays in travel times.

David Bell

Community group Don’t Divide Maylands has formed in response, and spokesperson Shannon Leigh says: “In recent weeks hundreds of people – including seniors, school kids, business owners, parents with prams, retirees on gophers and people with disabilities – have all told us how important this connection is to them.

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