New Campaign Reminder to Share the Space

05 October 2020 11:00 AM

The City of Kalamunda supports the new Share the Space campaign which has been launched by the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) this week.

The campaign will remind people of the importance of sharing when it comes to roads and footpaths.

Mayor Margaret Thomas said the campaign was created off the back of more people getting outdoors and using shared infrastructure to exercise or as an alternative to public transport during COVID-19 restrictions.

“It’s now apparent we need to remind people of their responsibilities when using shared spaces to ensure pleasant and safe experiences for everyone,” Cr Thomas said.

“Research shared by the EMRC shows in the last year, an average of four serious mobility vehicle accidents have occurred in Perth, resulting in the serious injury or death of a disabled person in shared spaces.

“The campaign is a great reminder to all about the need to be aware of what’s happening around us and to show both patience and consideration when using shared spaces and also highlights a number of road rules and footpath behaviours to improve and enhance the safety for everyone using them. 

The Share the Space campaign will run for eight weeks and features print, online and social media elements targeting pedestrians, cyclists and mobility equipment as well as broader messaging around awareness, patience and consideration. Visit www.emrc.org.au/share-the-space.aspx to find out the latest news.

For more information on the City’s commitment to resident safety and push to promote safe shared spaces including pathways, footpaths and roads email enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au

© City of Kalamunda 2020