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Ormond and McKinnon Walking action group welcomes Jasper Road pedestrian crossing

Local walking action group, Ormond McKinnon Walks, has welcomed the opening of the Jasper Road pedestrian crossing in Ormond.

“This opening marks the success of several years of campaigning by parents and residents calling for safer streets,” said Ormond McKinnon Walks spokesperson Danita Tucker. “The Jasper Road pedestrian crossing is a potential life-saver for school kids and people visiting Joyce Park.”

Ormond McKinnon Walks members first got the Jasper Road crossing on the agenda around two years ago by gaining a commitment to the crossing from the former Member for Bentleigh, Rob Hudson [1]. The crossing has remained a key priority for the walking action group since the change of government.

“We need to make walking more attractive to cut congestion, fight obesity and develop responsible independence in our kids,” said Ms Tucker. “This won’t happen unless our streets are made safer for walking. The Jasper Road pedestrian crossing is an important step forward, and I congratulate the local community for making it happen.”

However, Ms Tucker cautioned against complacency, drawing attention to low levels of walking and cycling to school [2].

“We thank Elizabeth Miller for opening the crossing, and hope she continues to encourage more active forms of transport in our area,” concluded Ms Tucker.

Read Jasper Road crossing case study.

Jasper Road crossing history

  • Ormond SUCCESS!  Council to extend 40km/h zone after incorrect placement of school zone signage.
  • MP Elizabeth Miller to take Jasper Road crossing to responsible Minister.
  • Coalition may not honor Jasper Road crossing promise
  • Jasper Road success!  We welcome Minister Pallas' decision to fund a crossing for Jasper Road. 
  • Read the Moorabin Leader article here.
  • Read the letters to the editor here.