What is Project Zebra?

Being able to walk safely to school in a small town like Whitstable should be easy. There are some things that make this possible:

  • courteous drivers who pay attention to parking restrictions and speed limits
  • well maintained pavements
  • sensible, marked crossing places that give priority to pedestrians
  • reduced speed limits around schools and narrowed roads in key places
  • clear signage
  • schemes such as ‘walking buses’ and ‘pupil road safety marshals’ to help facilitate safe walking journeys

Project Zebra is a parent-powered campaign to improve the ‘walking to school’ journey across the town by campaigning for much needed improvements in, and maintenance of, our town’s crossings, signs, markers and speed limits. We also want to improve pollution-reduction measures across town, so little (and big) lungs don’t absorb as many emission-related toxins.

We are collecting parent and community ideas for said improvements to present to Kent County Council, Canterbury City Council and the local police force. By collecting evidence and working as a group, we have great lobbying power to make changes that will make all our roads safer.

Please fill in our survey (link on homepage) and share with your friends and neighbours in the Whitstable community.

Thank you,

Charlotte & the Project Zebra team.

Charlotte and her family (somewhere needing a bridge more than a Zebra crossing!)

Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting your personal information and respecting your privacy.

Personal information is defined as any details that will enable you to be identified, such as ID numbers, telephone numbers, address, email address etc.

When designing and executing our research, including the use of our survey results, it is our policy to take all necessary steps to ensure that personal information you provide is processed fairly and lawfully.

Volunteers for Project Zebra have access to personal information and they are obliged to respect its confidentiality. We do not sell, rent or exchange any personal information supplied by you to any third party. Nor do we use any of the information you provide for direct marketing or other non-research activities. We are putting care and time into ensuring that we comply with the relevant statutory requirements in all that we do, including the Data Protection Act 1998.

What we do with the information that we gather from survey responses

In obtaining your cooperation to participate in the survey, we undertake not to mislead you in any way about the nature of the research we are conducting, the way in which the data is collected and the use that will be made of the survey results.

All of the information that you provide will be treated as confidential and will only be used for research purposes. Your comments will not be identified as belonging to you, instead they will be combined with those gathered from other survey participants, and will be analysed as part of a group. We do not use any of the information you provide for direct marketing or other non-research activities.

If we ask you for personal information that enables you to be identified – e.g. your name, ID numbers, e-mail address or telephone number, we will clearly state why we are asking for it and for your permission to use it for that purpose. For example, so we may contact you directly to update you about the results of the survey, or to learn more about specific traffic safety concerns that you have raised.

Your participation is voluntary. You are entitled to ask that part, or all, of the record of your involvement in the survey be deleted or destroyed.

Web cookies and encryption

A cookie automatically generated by the web server may be used on this site. This cookie contains no personal or identifying information and is destroyed once your browsing session is complete. The cookie is an integral part of the security of some surveys and as such is required. The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) provides independent guidance for Internet users and online operators on the use of cookies at: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies/

Contacting us

If you have any questions about our use of your data please email charlotte@projectzebra.com

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