Intersection of Belmont, Wynnum, and Manly Roads at Tingalpa

Principal Petitioner Belinda Ward, Morningside
Date Closed Sun, 21 May 2017 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 17 signatures

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Residents draw to the attention of the Lord Mayor the poor facilities for people travelling on foot or by bicycle through the intersection of Belmont Road, Wynnum Road, and Manly Road at Tingalpa. There is no continuous footpath along Wynnum Road on the south-western corner of this intersection, which renders it impassable for people travelling with a pram or in a wheelchair or mobility scooter. There are also two high-speed left-turn slip lanes at the intersection, which are difficult for pedestrians to cross safely, as most drivers do not understand the requirement for them to give way. Given the proximity of the intersection to Tingalpa State School, this denies many families a safe route to school. Wynnum, Manly and Belmont Roads are each identified as principal cycle routes in the SEQ Principal Cycle Network, and both Wynnum Road and Manly Road are identified as part of Council’s CBD to Wynnum Manly commuter bikeway corridor. Despite this, there is no safe connection between the shared path along Wynnum Road to the north-east, and Wynnum Road to the west of Belmont Road.

Your petitioners therefore request Council consider the needs of all road users in any modifications to the intersection of Belmont, Wynnum and Manly Roads. Upgrading this intersection to encourage people to walk or travel by bicycle can help address congestion issues, as well as improve conditions for local residents and businesses.

We request that Council:

• Provide a continuous, level footpath along Wynnum Road between the Tingalpa Hotel and Belmont Road;

• Provide a safe crossing for pedestrians, with priority over vehicles turning left from Belmont Road into Wynnum Road;

• Improve the ramps and access to the pedestrian signal buttons at the south-east and north-east corners of the intersection;

• Widen the footpath along the northern side of Wynnum Road and Manly Road; and

• Provide a pedestrian crossing on the left slip lane as Wynnum Road turns north.

Council response

Thank you for your petition requesting improvements for pedestrians and cyclists at the intersection of Manly, Wynnum and Belmont Roads, Tingalpa.

Your petition has been investigated and it was considered by Council at its meeting held on 5 September 2017. It was decided that the petitioners be advised of the information below.

Council has investigated widening of the shared paths on the northern and southern sides of Wynnum Road, and proposes to list the shared path widening, including the upgrade to kerb ramps if required, as a future project, prioritised in future Council budgets and considered in line with other citywide priorities of this type.

Council does not propose to signalise the pedestrian crossing points located in the two left turn slip lanes as they do not meet the warrants for signalisation as outlined in the Queensland Government’s Pedestrian Crossing Prioritisation Workbook.

In addition, Council’s Active Transport Network Plan (ATNP) will investigate options to improve bicycle connections to and from the CBD. Recommendations to improve active transport connections and safety through the Wynnum, Manly and Belmont Roads intersection will be included as options for consideration and further investigation as part of ATNP and will be prioritised against other options to improve safety and connectivity into the city.