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« on: March 30, 2012, 05:50:11 AM »
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2012, 05:27:04 PM »
Brisbanetimes --> Quirk promises to boost disability access to transport

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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2012, 03:39:33 AM »
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2012, 06:16:15 PM »
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2012, 03:20:57 AM »
Brisbanetimes --> Labor insists $800m for roads won't cost jobs
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2012, 06:51:08 AM »
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2012, 06:55:46 AM »
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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2012, 07:00:04 AM »
DEFINETLY need the Toombul Bus - Rail overpass!
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« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2012, 09:19:29 AM »
Brisbanetimes --> Quirk's parking boost for bike riders  (Motorcycles and scooters)
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« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2012, 10:14:13 AM »
Still with the obsession with free parking for personal motorised transport.
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« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2012, 11:44:12 AM »
Scooters are ok though?

Not as perfect as a bike, but much better than a car.

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« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2012, 12:13:38 PM »
Scooters are ok though?

Not as perfect as a bike, but much better than a car.
Don't know about that.  What are the accident stats for scooters?

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« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2012, 03:25:09 AM »
Brisbanetimes --> Quirk refuses to address rising rates
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« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2012, 05:10:18 PM »
Brisbanetimes --> Smith looks to old rival for upgrade funding

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Mayoral candidate Ray Smith said he would contribute $500 million of Labor's $800 million local roads program towards improvements at rail crossings at Bald Hills (Telegraph Road); Coopers Plains (Boundary Road), Geebung (Newman Road); Alderley (South Pine Road) and Coorparoo (Cavendish Road).
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Mr Smith defended his approach this morning, saying Premier Campbell Newman - who Mr Smith had expected to face in the mayoral election when he was endorsed as Labor's candidate - had already promised to upgrade two rail level crossings during the state election.
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« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2012, 01:01:33 PM »
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« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2012, 05:35:43 PM »
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« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2012, 06:00:47 PM »
I'd look at a proper green bridge - bus/cycling/pedestrian.

There are 2 locations possible for this - West End to Toowong just outside Land Street. This would allow cyclists to flow from West to East without going to the CBD. It will also complete the section of "the grid" (look at the roads in Google Maps) which would allow buses to do a cross-town flow from Indooroopilly to Carindale via Wooloongabba without going through the CBD. This would be an important link in the cross-town network.

The second location I'd think about is New Farm to Hawthorne near that monohull ferry (can't remember the name). That would allow the ferry to be removed and buses to cross the river into Bulimba without having to go via the Story Bridge or Wooloongabba.
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« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2012, 08:33:40 PM »
The second location I'd think about is New Farm to Hawthorne near that monohull ferry (can't remember the name). That would allow the ferry to be removed and buses to cross the river into Bulimba without having to go via the Story Bridge or Wooloongabba.

You'll struggle to do that anywhere except the bus turnaround at Teneriffe due to the landholdings (and it just got harder with the new terminal going in).
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« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2012, 08:40:46 PM »
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« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2012, 08:46:59 PM »
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Oh, if you are talking about Norman Park - I would say this is possible (if you resume the entire reserve on the southern side of the river), but not necessarily a good move.  It just takes more buses out of East Brisbane.  Story Bridge route is fine, surely?

The Land St one would have to come out at say Victoria Street on the West End side.  I like this idea a lot more.
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« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2012, 02:55:34 PM »
Brisbanetimes --> Quirk counts down his crossing solution
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« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2012, 03:05:42 AM »
Couriermail --> Lord Mayor Graham Quirk promises 90 new buses a year if LNP retains power
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« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2012, 07:37:43 AM »
Brisbanetimes --> Mayor promises 360 new buses for Brisbane
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« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2012, 12:19:22 PM »
If there is one PT issue which would be a council issue, it is bringing back the bus lanes on Coro as promised, even if inbound only!

Western Freeway buses can still access them via Sylvan Rd.

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« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2012, 03:10:07 AM »
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« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2012, 08:09:12 PM »
ABC website says that the LNP will be returned, and extend their lead.

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« Reply #26 on: April 28, 2012, 08:12:53 PM »
Yes, seems the ALP will end up with 7 councillors, compared to 10 in the previous BCC council.

Cr Quirk returned as LM of course. 
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« Reply #27 on: April 28, 2012, 08:19:07 PM »
Surprisingly, Nicole Johnstone is going to be returned.  Hopefully not for opposing a bus depot without identifying an alternative site (to my knowledge).

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« Reply #28 on: April 29, 2012, 03:57:01 AM »
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« Reply #29 on: April 29, 2012, 03:58:11 AM »
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« Reply #30 on: April 29, 2012, 06:17:05 AM »
Brisbanetimes --> ALP 'thugs and villains' should fall on their swords: Retiring councillor

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« Reply #31 on: April 29, 2012, 07:04:53 AM »
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« Reply #32 on: April 30, 2012, 07:49:22 AM »
Couriermail --> Former LNP councillor Nicole Johnstone has last laugh with re-election as Independent
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« Reply #33 on: May 05, 2012, 03:06:53 AM »
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