Upgrade Lytton Road
|Principal Petitioner||Shayne Sutton, Bulimba|
|Date Closed||Fri, 21 Oct 2016 This epetition has ended|
|No. of signatures||248 signatures (View signatures)|
We the undersigned support Councillor Shayne Sutton’s call for funding to upgrade critical intersections along the Lytton Road corridor to improve its safety and efficiency for all road users. We note that currently more than 16,000 vehicles a day are already using the Lytton Road corridor including a high proportion of heavy industrial vehicles. We understand recent traffic studies show the intersections listed below are already operating over capacity, or close to capacity, and that the redevelopment of the Bulimba Barracks will further exacerbate the problems at each of these intersections:
• Lytton Road/Junction Road/Colmslie Road roundabout
• Lytton Road/Col Gardner Drive (Colmslie Recreation Reserve) intersection
• Lytton Road/Thynne Road
• Lytton Road/Beverley Street intersection
• Lytton Road/Breene Place intersection
• Lytton Road/Riverside Place
• Lytton Road/Oxford Street
We are aware that significant safety concerns have also been raised regarding the intersection of Thynne Road and Lytton Road, particularly for Balmoral State High School students, and Taylor Street and Lytton Road due to Council’s approval of a massive warehousing facility at 153 Taylor Street. Finally, we also recognise the importance of providing a safe separated cycleway along the Lytton Road corridor for cyclists, which should include the widening the Perrin Creek Bridge, which is currently a dangerous pinch point for both cyclists and pedestrians.
We understand that under the City Of Brisbane Act, the Lord Mayor is responsible for setting the budget and as such, we call on Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and the Brisbane City Council to urgently prioritise funding to start addressing the very real problems along the Lytton Road Corridor in the next Council budget.