Around Brisbane there are over 2000 footpaths that are broken, dangerous and need repair or reconstruction.

After talking to residents, ratepayers and stakeholders, the Labor for Brisbane team announced their Brisbane Mobility Plan in June this year.

The plan would see a new active and accessible transport advisory group established as well as a commitment of an additional $25 million a year over four years to fix 2000 broken and dangerous footpaths as well as constructing 200km of new footpaths.

In what is a major win for the people of Brisbane, Labor for Brisbane has fought for the introduction of real-time publishing of locations where footpaths are dangerous, broken or temporarily closed.

The Leader of the Opposition Councillor Jared Cassidy said this is a win for accessibility in our city.

“Footpaths have been neglected by the LNP in Council for far too long.”

“At least now, the people of Brisbane will have some certainty and peace of mind when it comes to getting around their city.”

“This for us, is about tackling the issues that really matter – Brisbane should be the most accessible and inclusive city in the country” Councillor Cassidy said.

“We’ll keep monitoring the implementation of this real-time data publishing very closely, it needs to be done and it needs to be done now.”

Labor’s newly announced Lord Mayoral candidate, Tracey Price knows how accessibility challenges can impact people’s every day lives.

“When you aren’t sure if you’ll be able to get to public transport, the park, work or the local shops safely because of the state of the footpaths, something needs to change.”

“I have been speaking to disability advocates and stakeholders and understand that safe footpaths aren’t a nice-to-have, they are a necessity” Ms Price said.

“Our Labor team is committed to fighting for the residents and ratepayers of Brisbane who deserve a Council who will deliver them safe and adequate infrastructure and value for money.”

Brisbane Now understands the data that will be published on Brisbane City Council’s website includes damaged footpaths that have been identified for repair or reconstruction; approved work on or temporary closure of footways and completed footpath repair and reconstruction jobs.

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