Regardless of where the new school is built, I am committed to working with Council to improve pedestrian safety and improve public and active transport in the Lambert Rd precinct.
The precinct already hosts more than 5,000 students at Indooroopilly State High (ISHS), St Peter Lutheran College (St Peters), Brigidine College and Holy Family Primary School. Some but not all of those students currently catch public transport, walk or cycle to school.
- State government funding to Translink to create more school bus services, targeting high school students, including better dedicated school bus services for Indooroopilly, Fig Tree Pocket, Chapel Hill and other local suburbs. I’m already active on this issue in relation to Fig Tree Pocket (more info here)
- Building Council’s long-planned Indooroopilly bikeway stages 3 and 4 on Lambert Rd (linking Witton Barracks to the Esplanade bikeway in St Lucia)
- Expanding the 40km school zone or creating some permanent 40km areas in the Lambert Rd / Central Ave / Indooroopilly Rd precinct
- Safe pedestrian crossings along Lambert Rd (Clarence St, Central Ave, Fairley St and Carnarvon St)
- Pedestrianizing the end of Lambert Rd between Indooroopilly Station and Clarence St (based on Council’s long-standing Witton Barracks Master Plan)
- Creating a permanent Active School Travel program at every school in the precinct to help students and families shift away from private vehicles, funded by Council, the State government and the non-government schools.
- An Integrated Traffic Management Plan for all schools in the precinct, including mode share targets for all schools in the precinct. This is something I’ve argued for before as part of the St Peters Ministerial Infrastructure Designation process.