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Council focuses on improved pedestrian safety

03/07/2020

Georges River Council resolved to improve pedestrian safety in relation to bicycle delivery drivers at its meeting on Monday 22 June 2020, following a rapid increase in food delivery cyclists occupying footpaths within local shopping precincts.
 
Council will seek support from the Member for Oatley, Mark Coure MP, Minister for Transport, The Hon Andrew Constance MP, Member for Kogarah, Chris Minns, Member for Lakemba, Jihad Dib and Member for Rockdale, Mr Steve Kamper.
 
Council will request a review of the NSW road rules, insurance, registrations and bicycle penalties, to specifically address the safety issues for local residents. Additional support will be sought from the NSW Police St George Local Area Command with regards to food delivery cyclists in local shopping precincts.
 
The establishment of a designated parking area for food delivery cyclists in local town centres will also be investigated, and findings of the investigation will be reported to the Local Traffic Advisory Committee.
 
Council will also address the issue by incorporating a safety campaign, targeted at delivery drivers, into its annual Road Safety Program.
 
For information on Georges River Council, please visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au or call 9330 6400.
 
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