Pedestrian safety concerns at Southerden Street near Wolsley Street, Sandgate

Principal Petitioner Marco Agostini, Sandgate
Date Closed Wed, 30 Sep 2015 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 45 signatures

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Residents draw to the attention of the Brisbane City Council the need to address serious pedestrian safety concerns at Southerden Street near Wolsley Street, Sandgate. Council installed a pedestrian refuge at this location outside the Sandgate Driveway service station many years ago. This crossing point is used by local residents getting to and from the Sandgate shopping village. Primary school students access this crossing to get to and from Sandgate State School and Sacred Heart School. Some people also use it to go for a walk around Dowse Lagoon. Brisbane City Council is currently installing pedestrian refuges in nearby streets, including Wolsley and Alexandra Streets, to encourage more people to walk around the area as part of the Deagon Active Communities program. Both Sandgate and Sacred Heart Primary Schools have participated in Council’s Active School Travel Program, with Sandgate continuing its strong involvement in the program. Pedestrians can be left waiting for significant periods of time to cross safely at this location, especially at busy times in the morning and afternoon peak traffic times. Sometimes school students will try to cross in an unsafe manner as the traffic is very constant.

Therefore, we the undersigned call on Council to support requests from the local community to address these safety concerns by upgrading the pedestrian refuge to a zebra crossing.