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Adelaide Avenue Bus Stops roll on

By johnboy - 15 August 2012 7

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One would think that bus stops on Adelaide Avenue would be a simple enough proposition. But it certainly seems to have the keen attention of Inner Southicans.

Simon Corbell has this morning announced the release of a report on the recent consultation as the process moves forward.

“It is clear that improving public transport along Adelaide Avenue was seen as a key priority by workers and residents of the inner-south, with around 70 per cent of respondents supporting or fully supporting the government’s bus stop options on Hopetoun Circuit, Kent/Novar Street and Carruthers Street,” he said.

“Currently, residents in the area have to travel to Civic or Woden town centres on a local bus service, before taking a further journey, which can often take a lot longer than a direct service up Adelaide Avenue.”

Mr Corbell said this was the first of a two-stage consultation process and had been vital in helping the government to gain a better understanding of public transport expectations and needs in the area.

“One of the key issues raised throughout consultation was the need for additional transport and infrastructure to support the new bus stops such as bus connections, parking, bike facilities and pedestrian/cycle path connections,” he said.

“Another concern raised was the potential impact the stops would have on the existing bus rapid services and lead to overcrowding.

“These are key considerations the government will look at as we assess and develop the community’s preferred options with a second consultation process to commence in coming weeks.”

Don’t expect a call-in until after the election.

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7 Responses to
Adelaide Avenue Bus Stops roll on
Innovation 1:52 pm 17 Aug 12

I might be wrong but I think quite a few would be surprised how many people would park and ride from a stop designated for all buses. It’s about 7km’s between Melrose Drive and the Albert Hall and about 10k’s from Weston Creek to the Albert Hall and I doubt that many want to drive into the middle of Woden to park and ride or battle for parks in the Triangle (or even see the point of busing once they are then so close to the city).

I agree that three stops for all services would be excessive but I can’t see how one stop for all services would delay travel times any more than the Albert Hall or Melrose Drive stops. Surely no one is going to stop using these buses because it might sometimes take an extra minute or two.

watto23 10:16 am 16 Aug 12

This may be great for those it saves time for, but it will add another 5 minutes to those who have to travel further, and that IMO is why people don’t catch buses. They take far too long compared to cars. Clearly people will pay for convenience in Canberra, thus cars are still popular and buses, not so.

Although as pointed out hopefully its only 1 service every 30 minutes that stops there and not all services.

Primal 7:23 pm 15 Aug 12

sjberes said :

While your at it… how about a small bus exchange on the north side of Parliament (maybe between Parliament on PM&C) to join the North-South and East-West (Manuka/Fyshwick) routes and get some cross-linking happening between these spokes.

There’s already been mention of studies into a Barton bus interchange as part of the review of Canberra Avenue, I think…

sjberes 5:08 pm 15 Aug 12

While your at it… how about a small bus exchange on the north side of Parliament (maybe between Parliament on PM&C) to join the North-South and East-West (Manuka/Fyshwick) routes and get some cross-linking happening between these spokes.

Beau Locks 1:59 pm 15 Aug 12

pikiran_keruh said :

woo hoo! at last.My only suggestionis that not all express services stop at the proposed points. One service every half hour at peak time would be cool.

+1

pikiran_keruh 11:01 am 15 Aug 12

woo hoo! at last.My only suggestionis that not all express services stop at the proposed points. One service every half hour at peak time would be cool.

G-Fresh 10:30 am 15 Aug 12

Bloody good idea

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