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A trial of school-zone hours being expanded to 7am-7pm, at a cost of $92.7 million over four years, will be introduced if the Greens win Brisbane City Council.
The party would also build 1000 new pedestrian crossings, including 200 zebra crossings or raised crossings, and 50 new traffic lights each year, in an ambitious pedestrian safety pledge.
Sally Dillon, Greens candidate for Coorparoo ward, said many parents believed it was too dangerous to allow their children to walk or cycle to school.
Increasing the hours of 40km/h speed limits would help ease concerns about the safety of students moving around, she said.
"Traffic in Brisbane can be a nightmare, especially around school drop-off times," Ms Dillon said.
"Only 7 per cent of all trips in Brisbane are made by walking or cycling, while 85 per cent are made by car."
Ms Dillon said the Greens were calling on council to invest more in pedestrian safety along busy roads.
"We’d also trial extended school-zone hours because that represents the reality of modern family life," she said.
"Many students come early or stay late for before- and after-school care or extra-curricular activities and sport training.
"Having a bigger window where school-zone limits apply will make it so much easier for motorists to stick to the speed limit."
Ms Dillon said the proposal would reduce congestion and encourage more families to cycle or walk to school rather than drive.
School zones across Australia vary in times, with the Australian Capital Territory school zones operating from 8am to 4pm.
In New South Wales, school-zone times are 8am to 9.30 am and 2:30pm to 4pm. Queensland school zone times are 7am to 9am and 2pm to 4pm.
The Greens would also invest $12.5 million for 50 new traffic lights alongside $10 million for 200 crossings, saying a set of traffic lights cost an average of $250,000.
However, Brisbane City Council's own information suggests the cost of installing traffic lights can range anywhere between $500,000 and $5 million.
One proposed set of lights at Montague and Victoria streets in West End, costed and planned by Brisbane City Council last year, budgeted at $4 million for the civic works alone, with the total upgrade costing more than $10 million.