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New bus service between The Gap and University of Queensland

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Emile Victor
31 Piddington Street
ST JOHN'S WOOD QLD 4060

Total Signatures - 285

Sponsoring Member: Hon Kate Jones MP

Posting Date: 26/10/2010

Closing Date: 22/11/2010

Tabled Date: 23/11/2010

Responded By: Hon Rachel Nolan MP on 14/12/2010

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draw to the attention of the House to the need for a new direct bus service for residents of the northern western suburbs to the University of Queensland.  Currently all residents living in The Gap, Mt Nebo, Ashgrove, Bardon, Rainworth, Keperra and Upper Kedron must take two buses to travel to UQ via the city.  This often means the travel time is in excess of more than 1 hour compared to a driving time of 15-20 minutes.  As a consequence many people are choosing to drive instead of using public transport.  A reliable and direct bus service will not only decrease congestion on already crowded roads but will encourage greater use of Translink services and reduce carbon emissions in-line with the state government's Q2 target to cut Queensland households emission by a third by 2020.

 

Your petitioners therefore request the House to introduce a new bus service enabling residents living in The Gap, Mt Nebo, Ashgrove, Bardon, Rainworth, Keperra and Upper Keperra suburbs to travel direct to and from the University of Queensland.