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Remove Swan Street, Wylah Street and Creek Road, Noosaville from bus routes

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

John Jenkins
23 Creek Road
NOOSAVILLE QLD 4566

Total Signatures - 146

Sponsoring Member: Glen Elmes MP

Posting Date: 26/03/2015

Tabled Date: 26/03/2015

Responded By: Hon Jackie Trad MP on 27/04/2015

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

The petition of residents of the State of Queensland draws to the attention of the House to the improper use of Swan Street, Wylah Street and Creek Road, Noosaville as a bus thoroughfare. These streets do not meet the legislated requirements for use by large 12.5m buses. With limited safe intersection stopping distances, inadequate road width at the curve, insufficient sight stopping distances, inadequate lighting and no facilities for pedestrians these streets are outside the minimum design parameters by use by buses.

 

A significant number of incidents and near misses have been reported to the authorities. We are genuinely fearful of an intersection crash at the staggered intersection of Swan/Wylah and Taine Streets and of a bus collision with pedestrians both, near the concealed laneway and in the blind spot on Creek Road.

 

Swan Street, Wylah Street and Creek Road are safe to perform the function for which they were designed, to give access to private property with on street parking for residents and visitors with the occasional large vehicle. They are not designed to carry regular bus movement nor is it safe to allow this bus movement to continue.

 

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to immediately and permanently remove Swan Street, Wylah Street and Creek Road, Noosaville from the bus routes.