ACT Legislative Assembly

Closed e-Petition

Subject:Safety of Pedestrians at Narrabundah
Eligibility:Residents of ACT
Sponsor:Ms Rebecca Vassarotti MLA
Principal Petitioner:Timothy De Wan
No. of Signatures:651
Posting Date:26/04/2022
Closing Date:25/05/2022
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 that:

1. The road infrastructure in parts of the inner south of Canberra was designed over sixty years ago when the level of population and car ownership was significantly less than today;

2. The growth of urban infill within the Inner South, including large developments in the Red Hill area, has contributed significantly to the congestion of the old road system as well as leading to a greater incidence of speeding traffic;

3. Local citizens, parents of school children and residents of aged care facilities in the inner south have expressed significant concerns regarding the danger to pedestrians when attempting to cross our unsafe roads that can no longer meet the needs of a rapidly expanding population;

4. The risk grows daily that a child or an aged resident may lose their life whilst attempting to cross our streets, in particular at the dangerous intersection of La Perouse Street and Carnegie Crescent.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to call upon the Government to:
undertake to improve our local road infrastructure by slowing the traffic at the approaches to the La Perouse Street and Carnegie Crescent intersection, including surrounding streets, and implementing measures to lessen the current high traffic congestion within the area.