Allow people to walk to work at Brisbane Airport
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People who work at Brisbane Airport should have the choice of using active transport to travel to work. The ability to walk to work should not be taken away from employees at Brisbane Airport.
An underpass planned to be constructed on Dryandra Rd at Brisbane Airport will exclude pedestrians who currently walk to their workplaces at the General Aviation Precinct at the airport. The plans also do not include any dedicated space for people who ride bicycles.
Prohibiting people who currently walk to work is a backward step for active transport at Brisbane Airport. Ignoring the needs of people riding bicycles is out of step with current city planning and standards for road design. Many people will not ride on a road with heavy vehicles if there is no dedicated safe space for cycling.
Airports at Frankfurt, Manchester, Amsterdam and Guangzhou to name a few have similar underpasses which are designed with safe access for people walking and riding bicycles.
The Brisbane Airport Corporation should consider the health of workers, as well as accessibility and connectivity at the Brisbane Airport and build an underpass which is safe for all road users, not just motorised vehicles. Owning a car should not be a prerequisite to having a job at Brisbane Airport.
Minister Chester, Brisbane Airport is on federal government land so it is exempt from local and state laws which would normally require footpaths and bike lanes to be included in road upgrades. Please ensure Brisbane Airport Corporation maintains safe and convenient pedestrian and bicycle access on Dryandra Rd at Brisbane Airport so people can continue to use active transport to safely travel to work at the General Aviation Precinct at Brisbane Airport.
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