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Lytton Road is wide enough

Eligibility - Queensland citizens

Principal Petitioner:

Ian Curr
For "Lytton Road is wide enough"
29 Fryar Street

Total Signatures - 250

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 23/02/2018

Closing Date: 21/03/2018

Tabled Date: 22/03/2018

Responded By: Hon Cameron Dick MP on 23/04/2018

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

Queensland citizens draws to the attention of the House 'Wynnum Road corridor upgrade' is an unwanted high-rise development in the guise of roadworks; more land is being acquired than needed for extra traffic lanes.

The 2009 Worley Parsons feasibility study challenges Brisbane City Council's assumption that widening Lytton Road will reduce traffic congestion. The most optimistic figures suggest the project will cut only two minutes off the journey to the CBD. There are new bottlenecks being created by the project - one of them is at Canning Bridge.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to ask the Minister to intervene in the 'Wynnum Road corridor upgrade Stage 1' and stop the BCC from proceeding further to:

1. Save Mowbray Park, its trees and adjoining cottage from encroachment by council road widening. 

2. Require BCC to adopt a coordinated traffic/infrastructure plan for this corridor (rather than the current piecemeal approach) which would:

    a) Consider traffic implications for residents and schools

    b) Ensure consideration of design features to facilitate active transport options consistent with BCC's stated objectives

         i. peak hour dedicated bus/taxi lanes

         ii. pedestrian/cycle bridge across Lytton Road to link the suburb to the river and facilitate public transport uptake

         iii. maintain current number of bus stops

         iv. construct bus stop indents to enhance traffic flow

3. Refer the matter to Crime and Corruption Commission Queensland to investigate the propriety of the loss of heritage, change of purpose of Mowbray Park, and wholesale resumptions.