Council Lowers Speed Limit on Old Cleveland Road and Logan Road at Stones Corner

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To improve pedestrian safety, the Council will slash speed limit on Old Cleveland Road and Logan Road, Stones Corner, beginning 28 May 2019.

According to the Council, speed limits will be reduced from 60 km/h to 40 km/h starting Tuesday 28 May on Old Cleveland Road and Logan Road, Stones Corner — between Montague Street and the O’Keefe Street roundabout. The same speed reduction will also be implemented on Oxley Road, Corinda — between Hassall Street and Martindale Street intersections.

Beginning 20 May, variable message signs will notify motorists of the upcoming speed limit changes.

The Council said that a speed reduction through the intersection of Mains Road and McCullough Street in Sunnybank is yet to be finalised. Moreover, the construction of a pedestrian crossing on Adelaide Street between Albert and Edward Street is also well underway.

These projects are part of the Citywide Pedestrian Safety Review interim report recommendations announced in September 2018. The Citywide Pedestrian Safety Review aims to identify programs and projects that will help improve pedestrian and road users safety.

Previous initiatives to enhance pedestrian safety were introduced last November 2018: a similar speed limit reduction on Ann Street in the Brisbane CBD; the pedestrian scramble crossing at the Albert Street and Charlotte Street intersection, and the Albert Street and Mary Street intersection.

RACQ Calls for separated infrastructure for pedestrians

In response to the Council’s announcement, the State’s peak motoring body — RACQ, called on the Council to consider implementing separated infrastructure for “vulnerable road users and motor vehicles,” in addition to speed reductions.

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“Prevention of serious pedestrian incidents by removing the risk is the priority,” Mr Turner said.

“In addition to looking at reduced speed limits in high pedestrian risk areas, we want to see a greater focus on safety measures such as pedestrian fencing and a review of on-street parking which would better separate pedestrians and vehicles.

“Prevention of crashes is better than having them occur at a lower speed. Separation can keep traffic flowing while also protecting pedestrians,” RACQ spokesperson Paul Turner said.