Cycleway to eastern suburbs

Principal Petitioner Belinda Ward, Morningside
Closing Date Tue, 03 Dec 2019
No. of signatures 167 signatures

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Residents draw to the attention of Council that there is no arterial cycling route connecting the Brisbane CBD to the eastern suburbs of a similar standard to the Bicentennial/Centenary Bikeway corridor to the south-west, V1 Veloway to the south, and North Brisbane Bikeway under construction to the northern suburbs.

Your petitioners therefore request that the Woolloongabba Bikeway be extended east through East Brisbane, with a 2-way protected cycleway constructed along Stanley St East at least as far as the Cleveland Rail Corridor at Coorparoo. Stanley St East has been consistently identified as one of the most congested road corridors in Brisbane, but residents do not have a safe option to avoid that congestion by taking the healthier and faster alternative of cycling. Constructing a 2-way protected bikeway along Stanley St East to allow for safe and convenient cycling offers an efficient way to re-purpose space currently reserved for parking a limited number of cars. The business benefits of replacing on-street parking spaces with a bikeway are well proven. An added benefit of removing on-street parking and providing protected and separated space for cycling is that it will allow more efficient movement of buses along this important route.

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