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