Whites Road - Traffic Noise Control

Principal Petitioner Simon Boote, Lota
Date Closed Fri, 28 Apr 2017 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 6 signatures

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With the advent of Jan Powers markets and significant increase in traffic flow from the significantly increased surrounding housing densities, Whites Road has become significantly dangerous due to hoon behaviour and weekend elderly Harley Davidson riders testing the loudness of their exhausts at stupid speeds. There have already been two recent motorcycle deaths on this road, and several near misses occur on a daily basis as inconsiderate and speeding motorists enter and exit Hindes Street to enjoy the Esplanade. It is submitted that if the current situation is allowed to continue and worsen with the increased density in Whites Road subdivisions and town house developments Brisbane City Council has failed and continues to fail to provide the residents of Lota and Manly West with the requisite standard of care to properly consider the local residents' health and safety.

It is therefore requested that Whites Road is provided with:

1. Local Traffic Only signage

2. Reduced Speed Limits - from Dog park to Wynnum Hospital

3. Increased Traffic Calming - Hindes Road exit

4. Pedestrian/Zebra crossings to allow school children from Lota and the schools and station are put in place.

5. Signage reminding road users that Whites Road is a residential area.

Council response

Thank you for your petition requesting Council to reduce the speed limit, install traffic control devices, and install a zebra crossing on Whites Road, Lota.

Your petition has been investigated and it was considered by Council at its meeting held on 22 August 2017. It was decided that the petitioners be advised of the information below.

Council does not propose to reduce the speed limit or install traffic control devices on Whites Road or Hindes Street, as the traffic speed survey conducted in May 2017 has determined that the average traffic volume and speed data is within the acceptable limits.

Council does not propose to install a zebra crossing on Whites Road as the location does not meet the requirements under the Queensland Government’s Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices and Australian Standard 1742.

Speeding and noisy vehicle complaints are able to be mitigated by regular enforcement by the Queensland Police Service, contactable on 13 HOON (13 46 66).