West Morley Primary students Walk Safely to School


West Morley Primary School Walk Safely to School Day. Pictures: Martin Kennealey d454321
West Morley Primary students Walk Safely to School
West Morley Primary School Walk Safely to School Day. Pictures: Martin Kennealey d454321

WEST Morley Primary School students walked safely to school last week as part of a road safety campaign but their commute is set to get safer.

Mt Lawley MLA Michael Sutherland visited the school on May 20 for National Walk Safely to School Day, now in its 17th year, and praised students on their mode of transport to and from school.

“As (this) is an inner city school, it is often quicker to walk or ride to school and I am happy to see the school encouraging this,” he said.

He said the 40km/h flashing signs would be repositioned within weeks to help create a safer environment for walkers.

A Main Roads WA spokeswoman said the signs, installed on View Street in March this year, would be relocated to Light Street in the new school zone.

It will cost about $2000 to reposition each existing sign.

“The Minister for Transport and Main Roads received representation from Mr Sutherland, on behalf of the school community (and) Main Roads agreed relocating the signs to Light Street will provide more effective safety for children in the vicinity of the school area, given that View Street is now a cul-de-sac,” the spokeswoman said.

“It will also provide a safer working environment for the Children’s Crossing Warden.”

Static signs will be reinstated on View Street.

Works are scheduled for the next financial year.