Parents call for better safety in school zone
A GROUP of concerned Matthew Flinders Anglican College parents is calling on the community to get behind a campaign to improve pedestrian safety on Stringybark Rd, Buderim.
Mother-of-two Julie Earp said she was afraid to let her children walk to school alone, despite living just one street away from campus.
For the past two years, Mrs Earp, a member of the Matthew Flinders Parents and Friends Association, said she had been campaigning for more signs and road markings to remind motorists the speed limit was 40kmh
directly around the college.
Mrs Earp said flashing lights and a pedestrian crossing adjacent to the Flinders northbound bus stop would be "the icing on the cake" to make the area more pedestrian-friendly.
Councillor Christian Dickson said the council had determined additional speed signage at the exits of the roundabouts would help to slow traffic, and additional or alternative pedestrian crossing locations on Stringybark Rd would help.