As a frequent bus user travelling from Woden to Civic, I have often thought about the benefits of having bus stops on the Adelaide Avenue corridor near Curtin, Hughes, Deakin and Yarralumla.
The Blue Rapid (300) service provides great coverage on this corridor, with buses running every 5-7 minutes during the day, yet if you live, work or go to school near the corridor, you can’t take advantage of this high frequency service.
The ACT Labor Government is currently investigating options to build bus stations along Adelaide Avenue and Yarra Glen as a way to improve people’s transport choices along the corridor. The options are for stations or stops at Carruthers Street bridge, Novar Street/Kent Street bridge and Hopetoun Circuit overpass.
Initial consultation took place in February this year. You can view the options released for comment and the public consultation report here. There was strong support for the idea from a majority of people who had their say.
In the next few weeks further public consultation will take place asking for feedback on possible designs for each site. Stay tuned for further details.
This work is an important part of ACT Labor’s Transport for Canberra Plan, as we work to improve transport choices for our community.