Improve safety and amenity for Kedron Brook path users at Widdop Street, Nundah

Principal Petitioner Mitchell Bright, Toowong
Date Closed Thu, 21 Mar 2019 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 358 signatures

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Residents draw to the attention of Council that the intersection works planned for Widdop Street, Nundah, will provide a poor outcome for people using the Kedron Brook Bikeway. The works are designed to facilitate people accessing the Toombul Shopping Centre by car, and will force pedestrians and cyclists onto an awkward alignment, require them to stop to press a button, and wait through 80 seconds or more to cross Widdop Street. We fear that people will become impatient at times when there is little motor vehicle traffic, and cross illegally against the lights. The Kedron Brook shared path is a major arterial route for cycle and pedestrian traffic, and a key link in Brisbane's active travel network. In contrast, there are many parallel routes to Widdop Street for people travelling by car, and four other entrances to the Toombul Shopping Centre.

Your petitioners therefore request that the intersection be redesigned to reflect this priority and align with Council's stated objective of encouraging more people to choose healthy transport options. We ask that at minimum, the signals be adjusted so that the waiting time for path users is less than one minute during peak times, and that traffic on the Kedron Brook Bikeway be given default priority at other times, as it would with a zebra crossing.