Being little more than a few kilometres away from the CBD, Maiwar suburbs should be a hub of active and public transport options. This is not the case. Instead of spending hundreds of millions of dollars on reactionary and incremental road upgrades, the Queensland government needs to be bold in proposing new ways for residents to get around our river city.
In order to encourage active and public transport in the inner-western suburbs, the Greens will:
- Lobby to increase bus services to Fig Tree Pocket and Bardon
- Conduct a study into an active transport footbridge from Toowong to West End
- Encourage a pilot program of free transport for school children in the western suburbs
- Move for cycling racks at railway stations, bus stations and ferry terminals in Maiwar
- Move for increased bikeway protection, including grade separated bikeways
Sound baffles in Taringa, Toowong and Indooroopilly
Following the Western Freeway lane expansion in 2014, the volume of sound in Taringa, Toowong and Indooroopilly significantly increased. In order to mitigate this, the Greens propose that extra sound baffles should be built in the suburbs affected.