Petitions | Brisbane City Council

Speed bumps on Canopus Street Bridgeman Downs

Principal Petitioner Meegan Stanley, Bridgeman Downs
Date Closed Sat, 28 Jul 2018 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 9 signatures

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Residents draw to the attention of Council, with the increasing traffic flow in Bridgeman Downs due to all the developments, cars are constantly speeding down Canopus Street. It’s a 40 zone and cars speed over the crest of the hill causing dangerous situations for cars reversing out of or driving into driveways, and for the many kids living on the street and pedestrians. Speed bumps would help it be a much safer thoroughfare.

Your petitioners therefore request speed bumps are added to Canopus Street, Bridgeman Downs 4035. 

Council response

Council has completed an investigation and considered your request. It was decided that the petitioners be advised of the following information.

Traffic calming involves the installation of devices such as speed platforms and chicanes to discourage use from 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.

A slow point is in place on Canopus Street, and a Speed Awareness Monitor (SAM) has been installed in front of 62 Canopus Street. The presence of the SAM sign should assist with driver compliance with the speed limit, as well as capture data on vehicle speeds in the street.

Council’s investigation has included a review of the local traffic network. This review has identified that there are a number of small residential catchments west of Canopus Street, which Canopus Street provides access to, however, there is no through access west of this catchment area. Accordingly, it is considered that any vehicles travelling on Canopus Street are either local residents, their visitors or people conducting business and there would be no reason for high volumes of non-local traffic to use Canopus Street as a shortcut. As such, Council has no current plans to investigate further traffic calming measures in Canopus Street.

Speeding is primarily a behavioural issue, which is best handled by enforcement of the Queensland road rules by the Queensland Police Service (Police). Speeding vehicle complaints are able to be mitigated by regular enforcement by the Police and they can be contacted on 13 HOON (13 46 66).