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$1.4 mil for better bus stops for the disabled

By johnboy - 13 March 2012 3

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has announced a big upgrade of the disability access of Canberra’s bus stops:

Chief Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Katy Gallagher, announced today that a project to upgrade 300 bus stops across Canberra to improve accessibility for people with disabilities is now well underway with the first 75 completed.

“This program of works to improve bus stops throughout Canberra will see seniors and people with disabilities benefit from upgrades to existing transport infrastructure,” the Chief Minister said.

“The first 75 bus stops to be upgraded have focused on the rapid public transport corridors where patronage is high.

“The project will help the Territory meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act. It is enlarging concrete waiting areas to cover a space of three metres by five metres where possible and improvements to connecting footpaths to assist wheelchair access.

“Upgrades are also seeing tactile ground surface indicators installed to assist the visually impaired.”

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$1.4 mil for better bus stops for the disabled
dungfungus 3:08 pm 13 Mar 12

JessP said :

That would be about $4700 each.
Lots of money for a bit of concrete 3 x 5 metres wide and surface indicators.

Cheaper than getting sued for discrimination of some of the 5,000 other human rights violations.

JessP 2:42 pm 13 Mar 12

That would be about $4700 each.
Lots of money for a bit of concrete 3 x 5 metres wide and surface indicators.

Leon 11:30 am 13 Mar 12

When will we see funding for more footpaths, for the 60% of bus passengers who can’t even get to a footpath (let alone a bus stop) without first having to cross a road?

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