Simon Corbell has put forth word that he is thinking about putting more bus stops on Adelaide Avenue:
The ACT Labor Government is investigating options for several new bus stops along Adelaide Avenue which would make public transport more available to residents of Canberra’s inner south, including Deakin, Yarralumla and Curtin, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell announced today.
“Currently residents in the suburbs along Adelaide Avenue, between Woden and Civic, see regular bus services pass through, but there are no stops that allow passengers to join services into the Civic and Woden Town Centres and this study will look at options to fix this problem,” Mr Corbell said.
“There is no reason why residents in Curtin, Deakin and Yarralumla should have to travel to the Civic and Woden Town Centres on a suburban service, before taking a further journey, which can often take a lot longer than a direct service up Adelaide Avenue.”
Mr Corbell said the government’s plan with this investigation is to make public transport more accessible on one of Canberra’s busiest transport corridors in and out of the city centre.
“The investigation is looking at three locations along Adelaide Avenue, including Hopetoun Circuit in Deakin/Yarralumla, Kent/Novar Street in Deakin and Carruthers Street in Curtin,” Mr Corbell said.
Apparently these cogitations will cost us $200,000.
UPDATE 21/02/12 15:47: Alistair Coe is not impressed by spending this much money on a study.