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

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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.

Council response