Annerley ACTION (Achieving Calmer Traffic In Our Neighbourhood)
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The community of Annerley is cut in half by Ipswich Road. Every day, more than 50,000 vehicles travel along the major arterial through the Annerley shopping strip. Vehicles regularly run red lights, speed, drive aggressively and otherwise endanger the lives and well-being of vulnerable users of the street. Drivers have a bad time too; the Annerley section of Ipswich Road was recently named the worst for traffic accidents in Brisbane.
We want ACTION!
We want local government to commit to undertaking a metropolitan traffic planning study investigating the safety and efficiency of Ipswich Road. We want support and funding for traffic management and landscaping solutions to improve the area's safety and amenity, including upgrades at intersections identified as problems by the survey and meeting: Annerley Junction, Venner Rd/Waterton St and Chardon’s Corner.
We want ACTION - and an Ipswich Road that's safe for EVERYONE!
- Brisbane City Council
- Councillor for Coorparoo Ian McKenzie
- Councillor for Tennyson Nicole Johnston
- Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk
Annerley ACTION (Achieving Calmer Traffic In Our Neighbourhood) is seeking a metropolitan planning study to address the many needs of all users of Ipswich Road. An online survey about the arterial found that the stretch running through Annerley was perceived as particularly dangerous: nearly 20% of responses to an open question on safety on Ipswich Road in Annerley included the word “dangerous” or “danger”. “Near misses” appeared in 12% of responses, and all but one mention of “red lights” (appearing in 18.4% of responses) involved vehicles failing to stop at them. “School” was mentioned by 14.4% of respondents, each one of whom highlighted the danger of children getting there by crossing Ipswich Road.
On a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is perfectly safe and 10 is a death trap, survey respondents rated Ipswich Road running through Annnerley at 7.
And it's not just perception: Ipswich Road was recently identified by an insurance company as being the scene of the most traffic accidents in Brisbane.
Annerley residents believe the lack of investigation or improvements on the strip - Annerley has been on the waiting list for a SCIP for over twenty years - is because local government has no interest in addressing concerns in a Labor/Independent-supporting electorate. Also, local government claims that State Government is responsible for the road, which is not true.
Annerley ACTION is giving you the opportunity to demonstrate that politics doesn't matter when people's lives are at risk, and to do something about this ugly, angry and strategically important arterial road.
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