Pedestrian and cyclists only thoroughfare upgrade
|Principal Petitioner||Nicholas White, Runcorn|
|Closing Date||Sun, 31 Mar 2019|
|No. of signatures||36 signatures (View signatures)|
Residents draw to the attention of the fact that there is a much needed footpath from Warrigal Road all the way down Underwood Road under the Motorway pass and up the hill to the top of Underwood Road to Logan Road. This area is quite dangerous for cyclists and pedestrians because there is no way to cross without walking close to the road and over loose rocks and ditches. This is extremely dangerous and needs to become a safe area for such a busy road. There is also no alternative way to get through at all and is the only path to access Logan Road without going to Logan Road. For a car this is a slight inconvenience but is an impossible journey for any cyclist or pedestrian to take an alternate route. I have witnessed cyclists get almost wiped out because of the steep incline going up the hill when cars try to pass by on such a narrow stretch or road is very dangerous. This is particularly the case when there is oncoming traffic on such a busy road. Cyclists are unable to go off road without the risk of serious injury or damage to their vehicle. Both sides of the road do not allow for a clear path through that section, and I propose this be a priority to have a clear pathway for all people to gain access with the risk of danger. Even for a pedestrian, there is no clear even ground that is safe to walk on without sliding on rocks or falling into a ditch. It is a councils obligation to fix this issue before there is a serious injury or fatality.
Your petitioners therefore requesting an width extension of the road be made to include a cycle lane, as well as a footpath for pedestrians all the way down Underwood Road from Warrigal Road to Logan Road. Access is required the entire length of Underwood Road from Warrigal Road To Logan Road and there is currently part of a footpath.