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TAMS confirms Adelaide Avenue is T2 from Monday.

By johnboy - 18 November 2011 14

Territory And Municipal Services have noted that they are bowing to the will of the Assembly and making the transit lane on Adelaide Avenue available to car poolers:

“The ACT Government will reinstate the T2 transit lane while an assessment is undertaken on whether it should be a T2, T3, T4 or a bus-only lane,” Mr Gill said.

“This assessment will be undertaken over the next three months.

“I urge motorists to use the transit lane appropriately and not weave in and out of traffic, which has raised safety concerns from bus drivers,” Mr Gill said.

Mr Gill said that signage and road markings advertising the reinstatement of the T2 transit lane will be erected tomorrow

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TAMS confirms Adelaide Avenue is T2 from Monday.
madamcholet 1:32 pm 21 Nov 11

Luther_bendross…. – I do sometimes consider the Monaro, although having to travel on that road at the end of the week (at an earlier time), I’m always aware that it tends to get really busy firstly around Rose Cottage, secondly at the end of the 100k zone near the bridge building past 8am. Might give it a go though and see what happens.

luther_bendross 9:42 am 21 Nov 11

gazket said :

how did the opening of the Gungahlin Drive Extension have anything to do with closing the Adelaide ave T2 lane in the first place. I fail to see the connection between the two.

+1. I thought they’d made a mistake when I heard this logic.

madamcholet said :

I leave Calwell at about 8.10am, travel through Woden, up Adelaide Ave and am at work in City West by by 8.45am.

I’m probably telling you something you already know, but I go Calwell – Monaro Hwy – Morshead – Parkes Way to get to work, and it takes pretty much bang on 20min. Surely you’re taking the long route?

alaninoz 9:15 am 21 Nov 11

Sgt.Bungers said :

Bus Lane OR T2 lane? Both signs aren’t needed. A T2 lane permits buses. Why leave the bus lane signs up unnecessarily?

Cover the situation when the bus only has the driver in it? It’d still be a bus, but not T2.

Erg0 9:02 am 21 Nov 11

Did they actually take the signs down? I saw on Saturday that there were T2 signs up in the southbound lane near Parliament House, not sure if they weree reinstated ahead of schedule or just never removed.

Sgt.Bungers 8:54 am 21 Nov 11

I hope they do the signage right this time.

Bus Lane OR T2 lane? Both signs aren’t needed. A T2 lane permits buses. Why leave the bus lane signs up unnecessarily?

deye 12:23 pm 19 Nov 11

The releases announcing the creation of the T2 lane are at http://www.tams.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0012/40530/MR1011_Adelaide_Avenue_Transit_Lane.pdf
and
http://www.tams.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/41970/MR0812GlenlochInterchangeChangedArrangements.pdf

I think the release numbering scheme means they were released in November 2006, though there is no date on them so it’s hard to tell for sure.

deye 11:30 am 19 Nov 11

gazket said :

how did the opening of the Gungahlin Drive Extension have anything to do with closing the Adelaide ave T2 lane in the first place. I fail to see the connection between the two.

The lane used to be a bus lane only until work on the GDE and Glenloch Interchange started. At that point to encourage cars away from the road works the bus lane was changed to a T2/bus lane with the intention it would revert once the construction was finished.

madamcholet 10:41 am 19 Nov 11

Lets face it, the GDE link is rather tenuous. The issue is that the Gov reversed the decision without consultation and it was a dumb move on their part because it wasn’t broken. If cars with more than one person in can use it alongside the buses – and I travel this road a lot and dont see any problems – then why waste the energy on heralding the change and linking it to something no one really understands or remembers? Just makes people wonder if they haven’t anything better to do all day.

The Tuggers Parkway is becoming the road to avoid in the south at peak time anyway due to the number of accidents that block all the lanes so I suspect, like me, a lot of workday travellers use the other routes. I leave Calwell at about 8.10am, travel through Woden, up Adelaide Ave and am at work in City West by by 8.45am. If the cars using the T2 lane get there slightly quicker, then even better.

gooterz 12:38 am 19 Nov 11

Parkway south side should be 3 Lanes!

BicycleCanberra 9:47 pm 18 Nov 11

gazket said :

how did the opening of the Gungahlin Drive Extension have anything to do with closing the Adelaide ave T2 lane in the first place. I fail to see the connection between the two.

Well derh! I mean deeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrhhhhhhhh! They were upgrading the Glenloche interchange as well, which meant passage through that area was disrupted and knew that there would be more traffic on other roads including Adelaide Ave
.So as is usual in a car dominated city like Canberrra the common sense approach was to let some ,motor vehicles drivers who had more than one passenger use the bus lane on Adelaide Ave.
You have had you fun now let the Buses have their lane back
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxmqyF5M_rw

Frustrated 9:43 pm 18 Nov 11

ImagineThat said :

A win for common sense!

BS!

The amount of drivers who used the lane as a means to fast track their trip whilst being the only occupant of the car as well. If the traffic is not heavy there should be no need to use the lane. It is not an overtaking lane either.

thatsnotme 9:38 pm 18 Nov 11

gazket said :

how did the opening of the Gungahlin Drive Extension have anything to do with closing the Adelaide ave T2 lane in the first place. I fail to see the connection between the two.

If you are in South Canberra, and looking to drive into the City, you have two options (that’s probably a bit of a generalisation, but the point remains). Either head along the Tuggeranong Parkway, through Glenloch Interchange, and onto Parkes Way, or you drive up Adelaide Avenue.

While the GDE work was happening, Glenloch Interchange was a roadworks site, and would cause slowdowns and traffic congestion back up the Parkway. I think it’s really less about the GDE, and more about the Glenloch part of the work that would have impacted upon traffic on Adelaide Avenue.

gazket 9:04 pm 18 Nov 11

how did the opening of the Gungahlin Drive Extension have anything to do with closing the Adelaide ave T2 lane in the first place. I fail to see the connection between the two.

ImagineThat 7:00 pm 18 Nov 11

A win for common sense!

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