Extend 50 km/h zone on Sumners Road, Middle Park

Principal Petitioner Chris Cox, Jindalee
Date Closed Thu, 30 Jun 2016 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 71 signatures

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Residents draw to the attention of Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, Councillor Matthew Bourke and the Brisbane City Council, concerns of residents regarding the 60 km/h speed limit on Sumners Road, Middle Park. This road is single lane each way with constant on-street car parking in use. It is a predominantly residential area and passes Middle Park State School, with parents reporting dangerous close calls when pedestrians cross Sumners Road outside school crossing hours. At 60 km/h a pedestrian is 50% more likely to be fatally injured than at 50 km/h. With the large number of pedestrians, particularly children, this is a significant safety concern.

Your petitioners therefore request that the reduced speed limit on Sumners Road, Riverhills, beyond Horizon Drive be continued to Wacol Station Rd, Middle Park.

Council response

Thank you for your petition requesting Council reduce the 60 km/h speed limit to 50 km/h on Sumners Road, between Horizon Drive and Wacol Station Road.

Your petition has been investigated and it was considered by Council at its meeting held on 6 December 2016. It was decided that the petitioners be advised of the information below.

Council does not propose to reduce the 60 km/h speed limit to 50 km/h on Sumners Road, Riverhills, between Horizon Drive and Wacol Station Road as the speed limit review conducted in August 2016 determined that the 60 km/h speed limit is suitable for the road type and use.

Please let the other petitioners know of this information.

If you have any further questions, please contact Mr David Clarke from Council's Transport Planning and Strategy branch on 3403 8888.