COMING SHORTLY - CAST Statement on the 3 Billion Tunnel

We have opposed the concept and construction of the 3B
Tunnel from the time it was first proposed by Jim Soorley.

We're preparing a detailed statement to explain why we
continue to vigorously oppose the Tunnel, and why we urge
all motorists to boycott the Tunnel.

Keep checking this site for our full statement.

INFORMATION ALERT CIty Bus Stops relocated from Monday 8 March

Bus stops 56 and 57 on Queen Street near Post Office
Square will be temporarily closed from Monday 8
March to Wednesday 30 June due to streetscape
construction works.
Stop 58 will be moved by up to 20m in the direction
of travel and services from this stop will also be affected.

For full details of bus services affected and a map of
the location of the new stops, go to

http://www.translink.com.au/servicechange.php?id=463

OUR SUBMISSIONS TO TRANSLINK AND OTHERS

We are continuing to make submissions on behalf of public transport users, cyclists and pedestrians to Translink, service providers and Government.

These are shown on the page below described as 'Submissions to Translink' together with current status and replies if any.

If you are aware of a transport service or systemic fault that needs to be rectified or improved, contact us and we'll follow up the issue with the relevant authority on your behalf.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Petition to QLD Government

Implement the Integrated Transport Planning Framework

To: the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Also available to sign online at http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/view/EPetitions_QLD/CurrentEPetition.aspx?PetNum=817&lIndex=-1

This petition by residents of the State of Queensland draws to the attention of the House the need for positive action by the State and Local Councils in Queensland to implement the recommendations of the Integrated Transport Planning Framework (ITPF).

Non-adoption of the ITPF effectively limits potential investment in sustainable transport. This is against a backdrop where greenhouse gas emissions are acknowledged as a main contributor to climate change - with road transport being a primary cause. The population of Queensland is expanding at such a rate that increasing the number of roads will not adequately address congestion and access issues in places like Brisbane. Transport planning methods, such as the ITPF, which incorporate assessment of environmental, social and economic sustainability concerns are now vitally important - with sustainability featuring prominently on the community agenda.

Your petitioners therefore request the House to take steps to positively implement the ITPF, by legislative means if necessary. Implementation would likely lead to greater consideration in transport planning for alternative investment options - which would be evaluated in competition to the economic, social and environmental impacts of large-scale road transport developments. Implementation of the ITPF would allow greater scope for investing in a comprehensive, affordable integrated public transport system and a modern electrified rail-freight network. It would introduce additional impetus to provide affordable infrastructure for cycling and walking. In summary, the methods proposed through the ITPF should facilitate consideration of cost-effective transport options that provide for a safer, cleaner environment and a healthier population. As the ITPF represents an enlightened document that has the support of State and local governments in Queensland, we request the adoption of the ITPF process and methods in all transport planning efforts.

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Post petitions to Community Action for Sustainable Transport PO Box 1260 Fortitude Valley Q 4006 by 30 June 2007

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

How about an E-Petition?
http://www.premiers.qld.gov.au/getinvolved/epetition/
Much easier to spread around...

Verna said...

Good post.