We the undersigned call on Brisbane City Council to immediately make the cross river ferry service from Bulimba to Teneriffe free for all passengers.
We understand that a similar free ferry service is already provided for residents of East Brisbane and Kangaroo Point - an area that doesn’t suffer the same congestion issues - and doesn’t pay the same amount of rates as Morningside Ward residents do.
We acknowledge that Morningside Ward commuters experience some of the worst travel times during peak-hour, taking nearly 47 minutes to travel 3.7km from Bulimba to the CBD. Despite this existing congestion crisis, the LNP Lord Mayor, with his massive Council majority continue to approve more units while providing no new traffic and transport solutions.
A free ferry service would encourage more locals to use the service, helping to take the pressure off local roads and allowing a more convenient and cost-effective route to-and-from home.