Residents draw to council’s attention ongoing safety concerns for pedestrians crossing Wellington Road, East Brisbane in the vicinity of Mowbray Terrace, Baines St and Toohey St.
Large numbers of pedestrians cross Wellington Road each day to access local shops and restaurants, Raymond Park, nearby public transport services and St Joseph’s Primary School in Kangaroo Point. Detouring via existing traffic lights at Vulture Street or Lytton Rd can add upwards of 10 minutes to a pedestrian journey.
A recent apartment development approval at the corner of Toohey St and Wellington Rd will generate more vehicle and pedestrian traffic at this intersection.
We call on council to install traffic lights on Wellington Rd at or near the Mowbray Terrace intersection, and to lower the speed limit to 40km/h (in keeping with the existing 40km/h school zone to the south of Vulture St).