Tuesday, 28 April 2009 12:28
Below is yet another account from a local resident of a near and potentially fatal miss near the intersection of Grandview Road and Moggill Road.You may be aware we have conducted a vigorous battle to get a proper crossing in this area given the clearly, extremely dangerous state of this road and the need for many people to cross it to access the bus stop.
Wednesday, 28 January 2009 16:01
The Minister for Transport’s “back to school” press release about enforcement of school speed zones is one of the best arguments I have seen in support of a school speed zone on Moggill Road at Kenmore.
The Minister says in his press release ‘a car travelling at 40 kph can stop more than 11 metres sooner than one travelling at 60 kph, this difference can literally mean the difference between life and death.”
Well Minister, we here in Kenmore wholeheartedly agree with you and wonder why if you mean it, you continue to refuse to give a school speed zone along Moggill Road where the speed limit is coincidentally 60kph. Click here to read Minister Mickel’s press release.
Tuesday, 02 December 2008 14:17
The absence of a safe pedestrian and cycle path along the road at Colleges Crossing is a significant problem and I have written to the Department of Main Roads to consider an action to remedy it.
Pedestrians and cyclists currently have to mingle with the traffic flow at the crossing. This is not conducive or safe for people to walk or cycle.
Friday, 21 November 2008 17:08
Local residents in the Moggill/Bellbowrie area have finally won the right to have a residential speed limit on Moggill Road through central Bellbowrie.
The State Government have announced that a new 60 kph speed limit will be in place within the next week.
Wednesday, 19 November 2008 14:03
Tuesday night a car lost control on Moggill Road at Bellbowrie careering into the front yard of a house and only the presence of 3 sizeable gum trees prevented the car from entering the living area of the home.
This accident happened only metres before the bus stop at Montanus Drive and had the out of control car not been brought to a halt by impact upon trees we could have seen serious injury or worse.
Ironically when the car lost control it crashed into the 70kph speed sign
Ironic because locals have been trying to get rid of the 70kph speed zone for years and have a 60kph zone in place like other residential areas.
II know that accidents can happen and cars do lose control particularly on bends and in wet conditions but the reason we have a lower limit in residential areas is because the potential consequences of this sort of event are far greater where there are homes, driveways, bus stops, pedestrians, children and local amenities.
It is the second time a car has ended up in the front yard of the same home.
Local resident, Bria Sherry recently sponsored a large petition which I presented to the State Parliament calling for a reduction in the speed limit and a safe pedestrian crossing.
I am completely stumped as to why the State Government is so stubbornly refusing to put the appropriate speed limit in place when the same Government has had a 60kph speed limit on Mount Crosby Road for many years.
I have written to the Minister again highlighting this latest event and seeking action. Click here to read my letter
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