Accessibility for bus users across Canberra is being improved by the ACT Government, with upgrade works at the first of 42 bus stops now underway.
Minister for Transport and City Services Meegan Fitzharris said these works are part of a larger project to improve over 3,000 bus stops around Canberra for users with mobility difficulties.
“The 42 bus stops are located in both northern and southern Canberra suburbs, at the following locations:
- Bugden Avenue, Fadden, with two stops
- Hambidge Crescent, Chisholm with seven stops
- Baskerville Street, Chisholm, with two stops
- Heagney Crescent, Chisholm, with six stops
- Goldstein Crescent, Chisholm, with two stops
- Louisa Lawson Crescent, Gilmore
- Lawrence Wackett Crescent, Theodore, with two stops
- Corinna Street, Phillip
- Boldrewood Street, Turner
- Windeyer Street, Downer
- Phillip Avenue, Downer
- Windeyer Street, Watson, two stops
- Knox Street, Watson, three stops
- Antill Street, Watson, two stops
- Melba Street, Downer, 10 stops.
“Works will include improved footpath access, tactile ground surfacing for vision impaired bus users and enlarged flat concrete waiting areas.
“To manage Canberra’s growth, reduce congestion and protect our liveability, we need to continue to improve our public transport system.
“The project will ensure the ACT is compliant with the Australian Government’s Disability Discrimination Act. The ACT Government is committed to 100 per cent compliance by 2022 and has contributed $6 million to bus stop upgrades to meet disability standards since July 2012.
“The works will involve temporary closures to some footpaths and nature strips. Barriers, warning and diversion signs will be erected on site.”
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