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Rouen Road - Street Speed Decrease Request

Principal Petitioner Callum Loth, Bardon
Date Closed Thu, 26 Apr 2018 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 29 signatures

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Residents draw to the attention of Brisbane City Council the need to.

a) Reduce the speed limit to 40 km/h along Rouen Road, Bardon, from the intersection of Birdwood Terrace and Rouen Road to the Rouen Road roundabout. Upon entering from Frederick Street onto Rouen Road you are met with multiple blind rises and corners. The residents appreciate that Council has installed a suggested 30 km/h speed limit sign, however, this has not deterred drivers from taking the blind corners at speeds above 30 km/h, taking the corners too sharp, driving over the side white lines and continuing to speed unnecessarily down Rouen road. The construction of a grocery store on the corner of Rouen Road and Runic Street is less than 300m from Rainworth State School and will undoubtedly draw a new volume of vehicle and pedestrian traffic from the school and surrounding areas, further bringing them closer to the affected region and emphasizing the need to slow traffic in the area. Rouen Road also has footpaths provided by Council on each side of the street which are used regularly by people within the region.

b) Make Rouen Road a heavy vehicle free zone between 8pm to 8am. Heavy vehicles pass through the area at all times throughout the night. These heavy vehicles activate their exhaust brakes regularly throughout the night, disturbing residents along Rouen Road and surrounding streets. The decrease in speed will allow these trucks to brake without the use of the exhaust brake during the day, also improving safety in the area.

c) Adequate signage be installed along Rouen Road to inform/warn motorists that the area is heavily populated by young children and the elderly at Rainworth State School and St Paul’s and St Vincent’s elderly retirement communities/villages. At present the system Council has implemented is not slowing traffic along these routes, and most vehicle operators who are passing the area are probably not aware that there are schools and elderly care facilities within the area. Adequate signage and a decrease in speed will alert motorists and help to keep the residents and children of the area safe.

Your petitioners therefore request that Brisbane City Council:

a) Install adequate signage to reduce the speed limit to 40 km/h along Rouen Road, Bardon, from the intersection of Birdwood Terrace and Rouen Road to the Rouen Road roundabout.

b) Make Rouen Road a heavy vehicle free zone between 8pm to 8am.

c) Install adequate signage along Rouen Road to inform/warn motorists that the area is heavily populated by young children and the elderly at Rainworth State School and St Paul’s and St Vincent’s elderly retirement communities/villages.

Council response

Thank you for your petition requesting Council to reduce the speed limit in Rouen Road, Bardon.

Rouen Road is considered to be an arterial road under Council’s road hierarchy connecting major centres of the city and forms an important link in Brisbane’s bus and freight network. Due to the road’s function, high volumes of traffic are expected.

Rouen Road is under the jurisdiction of the Queensland Government’s Department of Transport and Main Roads. Accordingly, Council is unable to make any changes to the speed limit, signage or road function.

In response to your petition, Council will write to the Queensland Government on your behalf for their consideration of this request and a direct response.

Thank you for raising this matter.