Vulture Street Separated Bikeway

Principal Petitioner Jacob Curtis, Paddington
Closing Date Mon, 01 May 2017
No. of signatures 319 signatures

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Residents draw to the attention of the Council the need for safe cycling infrastructure along Vulture Street in West End and South Brisbane. This infrastructure must be suitable for riders of all ages and abilities to allow for a multitude of cycling trips along this key corridor. West End has the highest cycling mode share in Brisbane. However, limited cycling infrastructure on primary routes like Vulture Street makes utility riding unsafe or unpleasant. Vulture Street in particular is a key route for local trips including direct access to Boundary Street precinct, West End State School, and Brisbane State High School. It is also a gateway to South Bank, the CBD, Queensland University of Technology, Griffith University, the Gabba, Mater Hospital and University of Queensland. A Vulture Street bikeway would link into the future Woolloongabba bikeway as well as the existing bike network, connecting West End to key destinations. Residential development in the Kurilpa peninsula has increased congestion. A new bikeway would benefit Brisbane residents by helping to reduce overall traffic congestion and enable new cycle trips within West End.

Your petitioners therefore request that Brisbane City Council build a bikeway separated from motor traffic along the full length of Vulture Street, from Montague Road, West End, to Sidon Street, South Brisbane. The design and implementation of the project must be in consultation with the local cycling community and relevant bicycle user group(s). The project should also consider the needs of pedestrians and improve conditions for people walking where possible. Concept designs for the Vulture Street bikeway are provided by the Brisbane West Bicycle User Group.

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