Following a review by the joint (State and Council) Speed limit Review Panel, the speed limit along Ipswich Rd between O’Keefe St, Woolloongabba and Cracknell Rd, Annerley will be permanently reduced from 60km/h to 50km/h. The new speed limit will be installed by end March 2021.
Reducing the speed limit along Ipswich Rd through Annerley was just one item on my ten point plan for road safety in Annerley. I am still pushing Council to action the other items in the plan.
10 Point Plan to Improve Road Safety for Ipswich Rd, Annerley
1. Undertake a feasibility study for a tunnel bypass under Ipswich Rd to reclaim surface streets for local traffic movements, better public transport, cycling and pedestrian infrastructure;
2. Reduce the speed limit through Annerley Junction shopping precinct to 40kms;
3. Install flashing school zone signage to protect JPSS children crossing the road;
4. Upgrade the intersection of Ipswich Rd, Venner Rd and Waterton St to include proper signalised turning lanes;
5. Install a green arrow or zebra crossing at the intersection of Ekibin Rd and Ipswich Rd;
6. Undertake a Village Precinct Project in Annerley Junction to improve amenity, safety and revitalise community spaces;
7. Build new footpath, lighting and cycling infrastructure to promote active travel;
8. Deliver better local bus services through Annerley;
9. Deliver the promised Venner Rd Freight Bypass to take trucks off Venner Rd;
10. Deliver traffic calming solutions in Annerley side streets to discourage rat running.