“We were disappointed that the Government removed the T2 transit lane on Adelaide Avenue without conducting a proper analysis of how it would impact on Canberra’s transport patterns,” said ACTGreens Transport spokesperson, Amanda Bresnan MLA.
“We agreed to reinstate the T2 lane.
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“The Greens’ amendments additionally require the Government to conduct an evidence-based assessment of whether the lane will operate best as a T2, T3, T4 or bus-only lane. It will report back to the Assembly early next year.
“This paves the way for a future, evidence-based decision that best encourages sustainable transport on the road.
“I am glad the majority of the Assembly has agreed that ACT Labor’s decision to change the T2 lane to a bus only lane was illogical and not in the best interests of the community,” ACT Shadow Transport Services Minister, Alistair Coe said.
“This successful motion follows concerns raised with me by the community about the lane closure.
“The onus is now on ACT Labor to respect the community’s wishes and restore the T2 lane as soon as possible.
“Simon Corbell’s decision to remove this lane was yet another poorly thought out plan by this Minister.