West End’s Montague Rd is heavily congested, but there’s disagreement among residents about how it should be fixed. Currently, council’s long-term plan is to widen the whole of Montague to four lanes, but this would cost millions of dollars, will make the neighbourhood less pedestrian-friendly, and will probably encourage even more people to drive.
Cr Jonathan Sri, from the Gabba Ward, is hosting a community policy forum to decide what the community wants for Montague Road’s future. UQ|UP’s Dorina Pojani will speak about specific design options for the Montague Rd corridor, and UQ|UP students will assist with graphic design.
Planning students who are interested in community participation, active transport, and advocacy planning are welcomed to join the forum on Saturday, 27 April from 4pm to 6pm in the hall of West End State School.
Google map and directions. Please spread the word and invite anyone who’s interested.
A childcare worker (with a blue card, first aid training etc) will help out on the day to make it easier for parents to attend and participate meaningfully.