Back on 4 November we noted moves afoot to change the Adelaide Avenue T2 lane back into a bus lane.
Today the Liberals’ Alistair Coe is deploying some interesting logic to decry the move:
The Canberra Liberals strongly disagree with ACT Labor’s removal of the T2 lane on Adelaide Avenue, and will take every step to reverse the change. ACT Shadow Transport Services Minister Alistair Coe said the change will increase travel times for motorists, and does nothing to improve public transport.
“I urge Simon Corbell to abandon this illogical change,” Mr Coe said today.
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“Until today, the T2 lane was shared by car-pooling motorists and buses. “Now, only buses can use the lane, but bus timetables have not changed, meaning the bus times will not improve. Instead, car-pooling motorists will be forced to join the already congested traffic, with little incentive to travel together.
“There are no winners as a result of this change, and it’s another example of ACT Labor stifling Canberran’s use of the car without making improvements to the dire public transport system.