Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Community Safety Public Lighting Moreland Locals walk in fear on dark side streets of Sydney Road, Brunswick The Age June 2nd 2014 Pedestrian Safety






On the Road to Nowhere. 



If the Jill Meagher March had had an objective,

a clearly stated community safety outcome such as increased public lighting

and chanted Light Sydney Rd! Light Brunswick!

Brunswick would be lit up like a Christmas Tree right now.

Citizens must advocate to authorities for Community Safety outcomes.



Pete Dowe


http://petedowecommunitysafetyadvocate.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/community-safety-public-lighting.html




Two years after the Murder of Jill Meagher


Moreland City Council has still not provided the community safety initiatives of public lighting and CCTV

Moreland Council encourages vigilantism and demonising law-abiding-men for walking,

because of it's ineptitude and failure to serve its community.

Why don't you shut up and just do your job instead Moreland City Council!

It's not law-abiding Men who make us unsafe.

It's you Moreland Council!  

Pathetic Moreland Council! Pathetic!



Pete Dowe


22/10/14




Locals walk in fear on dark side streets of Sydney Road, Brunswick


Brunswick locals feeling left in the dark

RESIDENTS of BRUNSWICK are demanding better lighting for the streets near Sydney Road, after the recent spate of assaults against women in their area.
Brunswick locals are demanding improved lighting for side streets after three assaults on women near Sydney Road.
Since the death of Jill Meagher 20 months ago, many residents have felt at risk, and the LOCAL TRADERS' association is planning a Street Smart workshop on Tuesday to provide safety advice.
THE MANAGER of the Sydney Road Brunswick Association, Claire Perry, said: ''[The streets] feel very unsafe for a lot of people. Some are lit on one side of the street and the light is very dim.
Elizabeth Pertile on Sydney Road.
Local Elizabeth Pertile says she runs home because of the dark side streets off Sydney Road, Brunswick. Photo: Eddie Jim
''After these last few incidents, the council might realise that it is a very, very important ISSUE for everyone in our community.''
Elizabeth Pertile, a long-time resident of Blyth Street, says she finds herself ''running home like a crazy maniac'' because the streets are so dark. ''You feel a little insecure when you can't see 10 or 20 metres ahead of you,'' she said.
''You just don't know who's out there and there's always that threat.''
What has been spent of Moreland Council's $125,000 lighting budget for 2013-14 has gone on lights along the Upfield bike trail.
Moreland mayor Lambros Tapinos said the council ''shares the community's safety concerns and is working hard to ADDRESS issues on a number of fronts''.
On Tuesday, the council met CitiPower to request quotes for an upgrade to stronger LED lights for some street lamps, particularly in the streets that lead from Sydney Road to Brunswick TRAIN STATIONS.
According to the council, THE CURRENT level of lighting in Brunswick is above Australian standards.
The latest crime statistics for Brunswick, released last Wednesday, show a small increase in THE NUMBER of non-domestic assaults to 597 in the past year.
Home burglary has increased by 18.4 per cent, but robbery has decreased by 13.3 per cent to 98 INCIDENTS in the past year.


http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/locals-walk-in-fear-on-dark-side-streets-of-sydney-road-brunswick-20140601-39cmk.html

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Public Transport Trains Melbourne's trains start later on Sunday than any other Australian city The Age Nov 23rd 2014 Community Safety


An analysis by the Public Transport Users Association of Sunday train timetables found the median time the first train reaches Melbourne's CBD is 7.57am.


This is two hours and 36 minutes behind Sydney's first train, which arrives in the city centre at 5.21am.




Melbourne's trains start later on Sunday than any other Australian city


Adam Carey November 23, 2014

Melbourne has the sleepiest Sunday morning train timetable in Australia, with new analysis finding its trains start later than every other mainland capital city.
While some other cities have recently rejigged their Sunday timetables so trains start earlier in the morning, Melbourne has headed in the other direction. Despite population and public transport patronage having grown, trains start later today than they did in 2011.
An analysis by the Public Transport Users Association of Sunday train timetables found the median time the first train reaches Melbourne's CBD is 7.57am.
This is two hours and 36 minutes behind Sydney's first train, which arrives in the city centre at 5.21am.
It is 18 minutes later than Brisbane, 13 minutes behind Perth and eight minutes behind Adelaide.
Association spokesman Daniel Bowen said the same comparison in 2011 found only Adelaide commuters were more poorly served than Melbourne on Sunday mornings.  The South Australian capital later boosted its timetable, while in Melbourne the first train of the morning now arrives one minute later than three years ago.
"We're going backwards," Mr Bowen said.
The sluggish start time means some V/Line services leave Southern Cross Station almost an hour before the first Metro train of the day arrives.
Mr Bowen said there were good reasons to start the trains earlier on a Sunday, including getting shift workers into the city and getting people to mass events such as fun runs.
"Workers with early shifts in the city find they can't get there by public transport and have to drive or pay for a taxi," he said.
A spokeswoman for Public Transport Victoria said Sunday mornings were used for important maintenance work to prepare the system for peak times midweek.
 "A later Sunday start time provides a long window for any necessary engineering or maintenance works to take place," she said. "These works are undertaken to ensure assets perform reliably during peak times."


http://m.theage.com.au/victoria/melbournes-trains-start-later-on-sunday-than-any-other-australian-city-20141121-11ricj.html

Friday, November 21, 2014

Community Safety Public Lighting Moreland Council Lights Upfield Bike Trail Locals walk in fear on dark side streets of Sydney Road, Brunswick The Age June 2nd 2014 Pedestrian Safety Hyper-Vigilantism




On the Road to Nowhere. 


If the Jill Meagher March had had an objective, a clearly stated community safety outcome such as increased public lighting 

and chanted Light Sydney Rd! Light Brunswick! 

Brunswick would be lit up like a Christmas Tree right now. 


Citizens must advocate to authorities for Community Safety outcomes. 


Pete Dowe







What has been spent of Moreland Council's $125,000 (public) lighting budget for 2013-14 has gone on lights 

along the Upfield bike trail.




http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/locals-walk-in-fear-on-dark-side-streets-of-sydney-road-brunswick-20140601-39cmk.html





But Cyclists are not complying with their legal requirement to have a set of bike lights Road Rule 259.

Pete Dowe





"...Police visited the Upfield Bike Path at Albert Street, Brunswick one evening recently...

50 sets of lights were provided to intercepted bikes riding without lights after dark. No fines were issued..."

Moreland City News/ Moreland Leader June 3rd 2013 


http://petedoweroadsafetyadvocate.blogspot.com.au/2013/06/cycling-bike-lights-police-intercept-50.html










Two years after the Murder of Jill Meagher

Moreland City Council has still not provided the community safety initiatives of public lighting and CCTV

Moreland Council encourages vigilantism and demonising law-abiding-men for walking,

because of it's ineptitude and failure to serve its community.

Why don't you shut up and just do your job instead Moreland City Council!

It's not law-abiding Men who make us unsafe.

It's you Moreland Council!  

Pathetic Moreland Council! Pathetic!


Pete Dowe

22/10/14






Locals walk in fear on dark side streets of Sydney Road, Brunswick


Brunswick locals feeling left in the dark

Residents of BRUNSWICK are demanding better lighting for the STREETS near Sydney Road, after the recent spate of assaults against women in their area.
Brunswick locals are demanding improved lighting for side streets after three assaults on women near Sydney Road.
Since the death of Jill Meagher 20 months ago, many residents have felt at risk, and the local TRADERS' association is planning a Street Smart workshop on Tuesday to provide safety advice.
The MANAGER of the Sydney Road Brunswick Association, Claire Perry, said: ''[The streets] feel very unsafe for a lot of people. Some are lit on one side of the street and the light is very dim.
Elizabeth Pertile on Sydney Road.
Local Elizabeth Pertile says she runs home because of the dark side streets off Sydney Road, Brunswick. Photo: Eddie Jim
''After these last few incidents, the council might realise that it is a very, very important ISSUE for everyone in our community.''
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Elizabeth Pertile, a long-time resident of Blyth Street, says she finds herself ''running home like a crazy maniac'' because the streets are so dark. ''You feel a little insecure when you can't see 10 or 20 metres ahead of you,'' she said.
''You just don't know who's out there and there's always that threat.''
What has been spent of Moreland Council's $125,000 lighting budget for 2013-14 has gone on lights along the Upfield bike trail.
Moreland mayor Lambros Tapinos said the council ''shares the community's safety concerns and is working hard to ADDRESS issues on a number of fronts''.
On Tuesday, the council met CitiPower to request quotes for an UPGRADE TO stronger LED lights for some street lamps, particularly in the streets that lead from Sydney Road to Brunswick train stations.
According to the council, THE CURRENT level of lighting in Brunswick is above Australian standards.
The latest crime statistics for Brunswick, released last Wednesday, show a small increase in THE NUMBER of non-domestic assaults to 597 in the past year.
Home burglary has increased by 18.4 per cent, but robbery has decreased by 13.3 per cent to 98 incidents in the past year.


Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/locals-walk-in-fear-on-dark-side-streets-of-sydney-road-brunswick-20140601-39cmk.html#ixzz3JlwOE6iP



http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/locals-walk-in-fear-on-dark-side-streets-of-sydney-road-brunswick-20140601-39cmk.html