Petitions | Brisbane City Council

Sunnybank speed bumps. Comley, Arcoona, Kylie Streets

Principal Petitioner Tien Ha, Sunnybank
Date Closed Wed, 02 May 2018 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 14 signatures

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There is an extremely high volume of non-local traffic using the local streets of Comley Street, Arcoona Street, Kylie Street and Lister Street in Sunnybank. This is to bypass Mains Road and McCullough Street. The existing speed bumps are too low and not enough to prevent cars using this shortcut.

Your petitioners therefore request additional speed bumps and traffic calming devices on the streets named to stop non-local cars using these streets as a shortcut.

Council response

Thank you for your petition requesting Council to install speed bumps and traffic calming in Comley, Arcoona, Lister and Kylie Streets, Sunnybank.

Traffic calming involves the installation of devices such as speed platforms and chicanes to discourage non-local traffic and to moderate vehicle speeds, providing a safer environment for all road users. There is a high demand for traffic calming across the city and Council must prioritise funding to those projects that deliver the greatest benefit in terms of safety and amenity for the wider community.

Comley, Arcoona, and Kylie Streets all have existing traffic calming devices and ‘Local Traffic Only’ pavement thresholds and signage that were installed over ten years ago. These devices include five speed platforms, one humpabout and a chicane spaced throughout the route between Mains Road and McCullough Street.

Lister Street does not have any traffic calming devices on the road and has a posted speed limit of 60 km/h. Lister Street forms an important link in the local traffic network from Mains Road through to Boundary Road via Breton Street and Troughton Road. Traffic calming is not considered an appropriate treatment given the road’s intended function and is not supported.

While it is acknowledged that traffic calming devices are already on some of these roads, installing additional devices on these roads would not provide any additional benefit and has a low citywide priority. Considering the number of existing treatments along this route, Council has no plans to install any further traffic calming at this time.

Thank you for raising this matter.