Jon is the leader of the Wollongong chapter for safe streets to school.
He founded Safe Streets to school in 2020 after having advocated for a long time as a community representative for walking and cycling on council. After collecting feedback through school surveys for years, he wanted to combine the road safety concerns in simple asks to mobilise the community.
He started a petition asking for footpaths and crossing or 30kmh limits within the school walking catchment. These asks would address most of the raised road safety concerns and also show that the community in principle supports lower speeds to give families the option to walk or ride to school.
Jon is also a High School teacher, husband and dad to three children.