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New Zebra Pedestrian Crossings on Flinders Parade, Sandgate

Principal Petitioner Jared Cassidy, Sandgate
Date Closed Sat, 29 Sep 2018 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 80 signatures

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Residents draw to the attention of Council the need to provide funding for Zebra pedestrian crossings on Flinders Parade, Sandgate. Flinders Parade is a busy road which runs the entire length of the Sandgate and Brighton Foreshore. It carries a large number of vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians seeking access to the foreshore areas. There are a number of cafes and fish and chip shops, the Sandgate Aquatic Centre and extensive parklands connected via Flinders Parade.

Council has two Zebra Pedestrian Crossings listed for funding for a number of years now, but to date they have not been constructed. The suggested locations from Council include near the Sandgate Aquatic Centre and between Third and Fourth Avenue, Sandgate. Pedestrian counts have already been conducted and support the installation of Zebra Crossings to make this area safe for the thousands of residents and visitors who use and/or visit the foreshore and local businesses.

Your petitioners therefore request Council immediately fund the installation of two Zebra Pedestrian Crossings on Flinders Parade near the Sandgate Aquatic Centre and between Third and Fourth Avenue, Sandgate.

Council response

Thank you for your petition requesting Council fund the installation of two zebra crossings on Flinders Parade, Sandgate.

Council receives numerous requests for improved pedestrian facilities across all of Brisbane each year, and unfortunately it is not possible to construct each requested facility each year. However, as these facilities are listed for future design and construction, they will be considered for funding in each future budget. Priorities for funding of these facilities are determined on the basis of community support, safety concerns and history, and estimated cost for construction. The local ward councillor is also consulted on their priorities during the budget preparation process to determine which sites are their highest priorities for construction in each financial year.

In the interim, it is noted that the existing build‑outs allow for pedestrians to approach the edge of the traffic lane and obtain an unobstructed view of any oncoming vehicles on Flinders Parade. It is also noted that the alignment of Flinders Parade is straight and flat in these locations, meaning visibility is good in all directions. As such, pedestrians are able to easily and safely see any oncoming vehicles and choose an appropriate gap in traffic to cross at these locations even without the provision of a zebra crossing.