Ipswich Road School Zone for Junction Park State School

Principal Petitioner Ilithyia Bone, Moorooka
Date Closed Sun, 13 May 2018 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 134 signatures

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Students at Junction Park State School take on Brisbane's most dangerous traffic when they cross Ipswich Road on the way to or from school each day. The Annerley strip is the most accident-prone in the city, with cars regularly speeding, running red lights and failing to pay attention to pedestrians and other vehicles. We want our kids to walk to school but not if it means risking their lives.

Your petitioners therefore request that Brisbane City Council (BCC) install a school zone, including road markings and a 40 km/h speed limit, on Ipswich Road near the school. This will complement the school zone that has just been approved for the Mary Immaculate School further along Ipswich Road, and follows a precedent set by BCC when it installed a school zone near the corner of Logan and Klumpp Roads for a school that does not immediately face the main road, in recognition of the significant difference a reduction in speed and appropriate signage make to student safety.

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