In response to the publication of Council’s Pre-feasibility study key findings report on the Chelmer to Indooroopilly river crossing, State Greens MP Michael Berkman said:
“This report confirms that most trips are local, and that locals don’t want more bridges for cars.
“The best way to cater for local trips, especially school drop off and uni students, is fast, frequent public transport and safe bike lanes.
“If we wasted $1.3 billion on a new road bridge, all we’d get is more dangerous traffic in Sherwood, Chelmer, Indro and Taringa.
“Instead, the State government should upgrade buses to link with trains on both sides, including Indro to UQ and Fig Tree Pocket.
“They should also upgrade our east-west links by reopening the existing Tennyson train line to Yeerongpilly, or creating a cross-campus bus link at UQ.”
- Michael Berkman has been pushing to reopen the existing Tennyson train line linking the Gold Coast / Beenleigh line with the Ipswich / Springfield line.
- He has also been promoting the Inner West Transitway, a bus link across UQ to connect the South East Busway with Toowong & Indooroopilly.
- He is leading a campaign for protected bike lanes on Lambert Rd, Indooroopilly, a crucial link from the existing Jack Pesch Bridge and the Indooroopilly Riverwalk to local schools and to UQ.