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Council boosts safety at Bardon school

Brisbane City Council has kicked off a project to increase safety for students travelling to and from Ithaca Creek State School as part of its Safe School Travel program.

Infrastructure Chairman Amanda Cooper said the $75,000 project would make it safer and easier for students to access the school, as part of a continued commitment to make our city safe and accessible.

“Ensuring the safety of our residents is a key priority for Council, and Council continues to invest in projects to improve pedestrian and driver safety, particularly around schools,” Cr Cooper said.

“As part of the project, Council will install new kerbs, ramps and footpaths on Lugg Street, as well as delivering new road line markings.

“These works will provide a safe pedestrian crossing facility, enhance visibility for motorists and assist in reducing vehicle speeds for those entering and exiting Lugg Street.

“These works are part of the Safe School Travel program which is jointly funded with the Department of Main Roads and has been running for more than 25 years.

“It aims to provide transport-related infrastructure to improve the safety of students travelling to and from schools across Brisbane.”

Local Councillor Peter Matic said the project would boost safety, as well as encouraging more students to choose active travel on their journey to and from school.

“This upgrade will make walking, riding or scooting to school more appealing, which will help keep our students healthy, as well as reducing congestion on our suburban streets,” Cr Matic said.

“This project will be completed over the Easter school holidays and I thank the community for its patience throughout construction.”

Ithaca Creek State School is one of eight schools across Brisbane to benefit from the $683,000 Safe School Travel projects this financial year.

Funding is available under the program for bicycle and pedestrian facilities including footpaths, refuges and crossings as well as bus and car facilities such as bus zones and passenger loading zones.

For more information about the Safe School Travel program, visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au or phone 3403 8888.

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