ACT Legislative Assembly

Closed e-Petition

Subject:Safe active travel to school in Lyneham
Eligibility:Residents of ACT
Sponsor:Ms Rebecca Vassarotti MLA
Principal Petitioner:Kate Bradney
 Canberra ACT
 Canberra ACT
No. of Signatures:613
Posting Date:09/03/2022
Closing Date:29/05/2022
Referred to Minister:01/06/2022
Responded To:No

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TO: The Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly
The following residents of the ACT draw to the attention of the Assembly:

Brigalow Street is a busy route for Lyneham Primary students walking or cycling to and from school. It is a part of the Transport Canberra and City Services’ (TCCS) Active Streets for Schools Program.

There is an unsafe pedestrian crossing at 136 Brigalow Street (Brindabella College) that impedes active travel and puts vulnerable road users at risk. Cars cross over the footpath at a makeshift pedestrian crossing when the footpath is busy with students and families from both schools. Cars often fail to yield and block the footpath.

The car park traffic restricts the active travel amenity of the community, especially Lyneham Primary students. It contributes to congestion and adversely impacts the safe and efficient functioning of local traffic, including public transport, pedestrians and cyclists.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to call upon the Government to:

a) Ensure a Traffic Impact Assessment (TIA) of the pedestrian crossing and car park development is completed, including a survey of traffic and impacts on all road users, including on-road public transport, pedestrians and cyclists.

b) Use this information to review and find a safe and appropriate solution that facilitates safe pedestrian and cyclist movements and gives precedence to active travel and public transport operations as per Section 5.11 of the TCCS Guidelines for Transport Impact Assessment.

c) Ensure an opportunity for community consultation, including liaison with Lyneham Primary School, families and community.