Dean O’Callaghan: North East ward candidate 2020

1. What are your most important priorities to increase pedestrian safety specifically in the ward you hope to represent as well as in the rest of Moreland?

40km/h zones 8am til 8pm throughout moreland. (Except bell st.)

2. If elected, what will you do to help reduce pedestrian road trauma in Moreland?

Discourage vehicle use by incentivising bike use.

3. What vision do you have to actively encourage older adults to walk in Moreland?

More community gardens, provide fresh drinking water at all parks and gardens.

4. In what ways should Council increase its investment in the maintenance and improvements to footpaths and other outdoor public infrastructure to reduce falls injuries?

Regular pathway inspections with GPS enabled inspectors.Get on top of irregularities and trip hazards.

5. If elected, how will you encourage Council to implement proven street design measures to reduce vehicle speeds?

Painted, separated bike paths, narrow roads, low speed limits.

6. What measures would you implement to stop speeding near schools?

28 days loss of licence on the spot for 10+ km over the speed limit in a school zone.

7. What improvements are needed for footpaths to make them safer for pedestrians after dark?

Motion sensing LED lights.

8. The majority of surveyed Sydney Rd. users support the removal of all on-street parking to make way for wider footpaths and protected cycling lanes in both directions. Do you agree with this and if so, how would you work to achieve this if elected?

I think the results of doing this on Bridge rd and Chapel st. give rise to the need for cautious planning here.Both shopping districts are in dire straits now. I have first hand reports from shop owners in these areas.

9. What strategies are needed by Council, in collaboration with the State Government, to introduce a driver education campaign in regard to stopping for, giving way and slowing down for pedestrians at intersections, zebra crossings, school crossings and other hot spots?

Institute a popup inflatable child that instantly inflates in front of cars doing 60km+ in school zones that pop with violent explosion of red paint.

10. As the local population grows, so does local traffic and through traffic. How do you propose to address the competing interests of different transport users i.e. pedestrians, cyclists, private and commercial vehicle drivers and public transport (trams and buses)?

I’ve talked about car free household bonus’s to pay for cargo bikes in other forums.I want to do a monthly local shopping, car free Sydney road event to encourage shop owners to embrace car free customer bonanzas.