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School intersection plan is redesigned following safety fears

Designs lodged with the council this week include separated cycling lanes and safer pedestrian access, to add greater safety for school children and families accessing the new school.

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Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the alterations followed community feedback.

“The new plan includes separate lanes between cars and bike riders and the removal of proposed slip lanes, meaning it’ll be safer for bike riders and pedestrians to connect with other off and on-road cycle lanes and footpaths in the area,” Mr Bailey said.

“South Brisbane MP Jackie Trad raised this matter with me on behalf of her community, and I’m glad we’ve been able to work productively with council to redesign the intersection so daily commuters, weekend riders, pedestrians and our soon-to-be students at the new high school can get where they need to safely.”

The plans include off-road cycling tracks linking TJ Doyle Memorial Drive to Gladstone Road, and new outbound off-road bike lanes on Gladstone Road to provide better connections to Annerley Road’s on-road bike lanes.

The council’s public and active transport committee chairman Ryan Murphy said the redesigns stemmed from the joint state and council committee.

Greens councillor Jonathan Sri posted praise for the new development on social media, and thanked community members and Cr Murphy and Mr Bailey.

“It’s the local residents who volunteer their time advocating for changes that will benefit the broader community who deserve the most thanks in situations like this,” Cr Sri posted.

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