Protected Bike Lanes - Sylvan Road Toowong

Principal Petitioner Donald Campbell, New Farm
Date Closed Wed, 27 Aug 2014 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 763 signatures

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Residents draw to the attention of Brisbane City Council the hostile nature of Sylvan Road to the needs of an increasing numbers of cyclists. Sylvan Road is the connecter between the Western Freeway bikeway and the Bicentennial Bikeway, forming the main western corridor for bicycle traffic. As such Sylvan Road carries large numbers of cyclists, however the existing conditions of on-road bike lanes, sandwiched between general traffic lanes and parked cars, is insufficient for the increasing volume and does not provide sufficient protection and/or amenity for this high level of cycling traffic, and is the weakest link in an otherwise excellent safe corridor. Sylvan Road is severely limiting the appeal and/or ability for women and children to use the western corridor for active transport needs. The previous upgrade in 2011 did little to increase the amenity, with many cyclists claiming that they felt less safe.

This petition therefore requests that Sylvan Road be upgraded with protected bike lanes. Whether it is protected bi-directional bike lanes on one side or single direction protected bike lanes on both sides of Sylvan Road, this needs to be determined at a later date, but protection is the key. This would add immediate amenity and safety to the western corridor that is let down by just over one kilometre of inadequate infrastructure, to an otherwise high amenity and safe bicycle corridor.