New walking ambassador Cr Jodi Jackson

Aug 4, 2021 | Active Transport, Highlights, LinkedIn

People riding bikes through city

Talk the walk and walk the talk with our new walking ambassador

August’s meeting welcomed Cr Jodi Jackson from Hume as our new walking ambassador, who joins our trio of MTF ambassadors alongside Cr Anna Chen (Buses) and Cr Tom Melican (Cycling).
Jodi is keen to connect with MTF members about pedestrian issues and solutions. She’s particularly interested in pedestrian crossing times and the needs of at-risk citizens.
Jodi is looking at compiling videos of problems and solutions and would welcome your suggestions.

Victoria Walks – Safer urban speed limits

Ms Jo Eady from Victoria Walks presented their latest ideas to propagate safer urban speed limits. Alongside safety data, Jo advocated for positive messages that shifted the focus to the benefits for pedestrians and cyclists rather than driver centred ideas.
See her presentation 

Safer Speeds – Maribyrnong journey 2017-2021
Presentation by: Eng Hwa LIM – Coordinator Transport
Eng also documented the stages that Maribyrnong has gone through to deliver safer speeds across the municipality.
View the PDFs


Member focus – Mornington Peninsula Shire transport strategy

Cr Sarah Race and Claire Davey (Traffic and Road Safety Officer) gave brief overview of the transport challenges and success on the Mornington Peninsula. Highlights include 92K public engagements on their better busses campaign and successes on lowering speed limits.
See their presentation 

Cr Jodi Jackson, our new walking ambassador,  joins our trio of MTF ambassadors alongside Cr Anna Chen (Buses) and Cr Tom Melican (Cycling)



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Better Buses in the West

Dr John Stone, Senior lecturer, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne spoke on Better Buses for Melbourne’s West at the MTF July meeting.