Lytton Road is Wide Enough
|Principal Petitioner||Ian Curr, Camp Hill|
|Date Closed||Fri, 20 Apr 2018 This epetition has ended|
|No. of signatures||9 signatures (View signatures)|
Residents draw to the attention of Council that the '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 WorleyParsons 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 an immediate moratorium on the 'Wynnum Road corridor upgrade – Stage 1' and that Council proceed no further. We request that Council:
1. save Mowbray Park, its trees and adjoining cottage from encroachment by Council road widening
2. 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 Council'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.
Land acquisition for the Stage 1 project has been undertaken in accordance with the Acquisition of Land Act 1967. All relevant legislative procedures have been adhered to throughout the project and all relevant state and local government approvals have been obtained. Council does not consider that there are any grounds for a referral to the Crime and Corruption Commission Queensland (CCCQ). The CCCQ can be contacted at GPO Box 3123, Brisbane QLD 4001, or at www.ccc.qld.gov.au