Upgrade bus shelters to provide adequate shade to prevent against sun damage

Principal Petitioner Bronte Hearn, Greenslopes
Date Closed Thu, 01 Feb 2018 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 38 signatures

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Bus shelters around Brisbane do not provide people with adequate protection from the sun while waiting for the bus. Many of the current bus shelters do not provide a place for people to wait out of the sun. The roofs over many shelters do not stop sun penetration. With two in three Australians diagnosed with skin cancer before the age of 70, this issue is of critical importance to protect the health and wellbeing of the community. Melanoma is the third most common cancer in Australia, with the majority of skin cancer caused by exposure to the sun. Skin damage from the sun can occur within 10 minutes of exposure, which is the amount of time many spend waiting for the bus.

Your petitioners therefore request that bus shelters around Brisbane be upgraded urgently to provide adequate shade.

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