Many residents have reported feeling unsafe crossing Dornoch Terrace, and complain that heavy vehicles are using it as a shortcut to access Montague Road.
Council will be going out to public consultation with a concept plan proposing a range of changes to the corridor. This includes a shared zone and zebra crossings at the intersection with Hardgrave Rd and Ganges St. BCC hasn't published the concept design yet, but I will update this page to include the relevant images when that happens.
The main goals of the project are to:
- Slow down all road users
- Discourage through-traffic (particularly heavy vehicles) from using the corridor
- Improve safety and connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists
- Improve visibility for cars turning in and out of side-streets and driveways
I’ll be holding a public meeting about the future of Dornoch Terrace from 3:30 to 5:30pm on Saturday, 14 September at St Francis Church Hall, 47 Dornoch Terrace.
Please spread the word and invite anyone who’s interested.
A key focus of the meeting will be to discuss our vision for the corridor and how we balance different needs and purposes of this key connector. Dornoch Terrace serves a range of different purposes that we need to rank and prioritise in order to decide how best to redesign it...
- a connector for people travelling locally within Highgate Hill for short journeys under 2km (a local link)
- a connector for people travelling to or from this part of Highgate Hill to other parts of the Kurilpa Peninsula, with journeys of 2km to 4km
- a connector for freight/goods being transported to or from this part of Highgate Hill to other parts of the Kurilpa Peninsula
- a connector for people travelling through Highgate Hill to access Montague Rd and other parts of West End, or from West End to other parts of Brisbane (a commuter through-corridor)
- a connector for freight/goods being transported through Highgate Hill (a freight through-corridor)
- a bus corridor
- a popular cycling route for recreational cyclists
- a public space where neighbours can meet and connect
- a destination in its own right, including for businesses, churches, community hubs, parks and residences
- a wildlife corridor
All of these different kinds of roles need to be balanced carefully. My view is that right now, too much emphasis is placed on Dornoch Terrace's role as a transport through-corridor for commuters and goods, to the detriment of some of its other purposes.
If you can't make the meeting but would like to provide feedback on what you see as the main issues along Dornoch Terrace, you can email email@example.com.