It will be easier to install pedestrian crossings in Wollongong after the city council passed Greens Councillor Mithra Cox's motion on Monday night.
Safe Streets to School campaigner Lena Huda said it was great Wollongong now no longer had to comply with the NSW warrant [guidelines] for pedestrian crossings.
A day before the council meeting Cr Cox enlisted Debra the Zebra to launch her campaign for safer routes for kids walking to school, including more zebra crossings.
Her motion called on the council to look at ways which would enable the council to more easily install pedestrian crossings.
"All councillors voted in favour of Mithra Cox's motion that confirms on Wollongong's local streets we don't have to satisfy NSW warrants to get a new crossing approved," Ms Huda said.
"Instead in Wollongong, we will be looking at the new NSW Movement and Place framework that aims to create successful streets and roads by balancing the movement of people and goods with the amenity and quality of places.
"This is welcomed by our group Safe Streets to School.
"We are campaigning for footpaths and crossings or 30km/h limits within the walking catchment of schools.
"With yesterday's motion we are one step closer to our vision of where all kids and families can enjoy getting to school safely."
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