Interesting to know what your preference is.
I don't know. The green bridge to Dutton Park made it hard to figure what's the benefit. If you're on foot the marginal benefits over the ferry are a huge socialised cost, when the toowong bridge gains multiple outcomes. I think both are silly where one is justified.
Absolutely. The options for a meal out if you live in an apartment is a stroll across the green bridge or an e-scooter or e-bike. The main advantage is that you skip Coronation Drive in my opinion. It is a bottle neck point the T intersection at Toowong and Coro Drive to St Lucia.West End to St Lucia would be mostly about UQ. I know there is the Eleanor Schonell bridge already, but this would serve West End much better, and cut out having to walk or ride up Highgate Hill. Also St Lucia, with all of its students living in apartments would be a fairly short stroll or ride to the shops and bars on Boundary St, and Southbank too. I think it's a great location for a bridge and well worth doing.
To the Project Team,
I have just completed the Green Bridge surveys for both Toowong and the St Lucia crossings. While I totally agree there is a need for the Toowong to West End Bridge for many reasons, I disagree with the St Lucia to West End bridge. This bridge should be scrapped and a combined mass transit and pedestrian bridge put in place instead. Council should work with UQ, State and Federal Governments to provide options for a Mass Transit Corridor from Kenmore/Indooroopilly to the City via St Lucia, UQ, West End and South Brisbane. UQ have flagged and identified this as the preferred option going forward. The St Lucia to West end Active Transport bridge is a waste of Council’s funds and time. Better efforts are best to be focussed on a new Mass Transit corridor that would provide far reaching benefits for the broader community. New Active Transport corridors can also be included with a new Mass Transit Corridor.
Tell me which street in West end you want to be a mass transit corridor. Here's a hint: We've just succeeded in getting speed limits and lights on Montague Rd, and Hardgrave Rd ends in a traffic light set at a school and dumps people into Vulture or Jane, which is a huge bottleneck...I just completed the survey for the Toowong and St Lucia crossings, but emailed the Project team with my concerns.
Don't quite agree. While the Toowong-West End bridge is far more beneficial, the West End-St Lucia bridge also makes a lot of sense. And if you are going to build it, Option A near the ferry terminal is the only genuinely decent option, the other two variants have horrible landings and don't connect as well to PT and cycle/walking routes. And at the end of the day, I'd rather see $50-80m spent on this additional bridge than alternatively spent on a road project.By the way, I feel the bridge at the ferry terminal location is too close to the Toowong Bridge and it's better to spread it out a little.
Tend to agree about aligning it with existing infrastructure, bike path already links in at that location and the bus network already services the ferry stop as well. Assessment on the website also had that location as receiving the highest number of users compared to the other locations.Don't quite agree. While the Toowong-West End bridge is far more beneficial, the West End-St Lucia bridge also makes a lot of sense. And if you are going to build it, Option A near the ferry terminal is the only genuinely decent option, the other two variants have horrible landings and don't connect as well to PT and cycle/walking routes. And at the end of the day, I'd rather see $50-80m spent on this additional bridge than alternatively spent on a road project.