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.
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“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.