Let's work together on Brisbane transport: RACQ

RACQ has congratulated Brisbane City Council Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner on being re-elected to the top job and urged him to deliver on his election promises to improve transport.

The Courier Mail reported Cr Schrinner committed to finishing the Brisbane Metro before the end of term if re-elected.

RACQ Head of Public Policy Rebecca Michael said the public were looking forward to updated design and costings for the project to be released.

“We know over the coming years commuters will need affordable, connected and reliable public transport and this is the perfect project to assist Brisbane locals to meet their regular travel needs,” Dr Michael said.

“Off the back of this election we would urge the Lord Mayor to make delivering the Brisbane Metro his number one priority.”

Dr Michael said the Club was looking to Cr Schrinner to meet his promise of $50 million for intersection upgrades across Brisbane and $12 million for pedestrian safety around schools and aged care facilities.

“We would also call on the Lord Mayor to support the economy by accelerating road maintenance and upgrade projects, including the Indooroopilly Roundabout Intersection Upgrade and the intersection of Newnham Road and Wecker Road at Mount Gravatt,” she said.

“Cr Schrinner also committed two-thirds of the $550 million price-tag for five new green bridges, including at Kangaroo Point and Breakfast Creek.

“Our Bridging Brisbane Survey showed the Kangaroo Point option was strongly supported by our members.

“Green Bridges would help reduce congestion and provide commuters with an alternative and sustainable way to move around.

“It’s also pleasing to see free off-peak travel for seniors on council bus and ferry services will be continued.”