Councillors sign off on bus priority measures for Queenspark route
13 June 2008
On Thursday June 12 the Christchurch City Council adopted proposals for part-time bus lanes and a variety of other measures to improve bus travel along the Queenspark bus route.
The Council has recently also approved bus lanes for the Colombo Street and Papanui Road bus routes.
In-depth consultation has been conducted with the public and interested parties about the proposal. Planners have worked to provide solutions to issues raised during consultation, such as loss of parking outside businesses.
The Queenspark bus route will have a separate lane between 7am and 9am on the inbound route and between 3pm and 6pm on the outbound routes.
During these hours, cars will not be able to drive or park in the lanes which will be shared with cyclists. However at all other times cars will be able to park in the bus lane.
Bus boarders, which have been trialled at two locations on Hills Road, will be removed in favour of the part-time bus-lanes as part of the proposals adopted on June 12.
Bus priority options for the Papanui Road/Main North Road, Queenspark and Colombo Street/City South routes are part of the Council’s Public Passenger Transport Strategy, a joint venture between the Council and Environment Canterbury.
For more information contact: Project manager Alan Thomas 021 289 1033
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