Community consultation report now online for proposed inner west bus reliability improvements
15 AUGUST 2017
A community consultation report on proposed changes to bus stops in Rozelle, Leichhardt, Lilyfield and Camperdown is now available.
A Roads and Maritime spokesperson said the proposed improvements will be delivered as part of the NSW Government’s Bus Priority Infrastructure Program which aims to improve the reliability and efficiency of bus services while easing congestion for all road users.
“As part of the program, the NSW Government is making changes to a number of bus stops on some of Sydney’s busiest routes,” the spokesperson said.
“Some bus stops will be removed or combined to reduce the number of locations at which buses need to stop and some stops will be moved to the departure side of traffic lights to reduce delays for buses.
“Infrastructure improvements at bus stops in Rozelle, Leichhardt, Lilyfield and Camperdown include changes to bus stop signage and lengthening some bus stops to improve access for buses and assist passenger boarding and alighting.”
The spokesperson said bus stops near schools, aged care facilities and shopping centres have been carefully considered to ensure access to these vital services is maintained.
“The proposed improvements aim to provide a more reliable bus network that is more efficient and convenient for customers,” the spokesperson said.
The spokesperson said Transport for NSW and Roads and Maritime Services invited comments on the proposed changes in late 2015 and received submissions from 298 people, including a number of organisations.
“The main comments received included support for improved bus reliability, access to community facilities, pedestrian safety, loss of parking, access to bus services and additional walking distances, particularly for less mobile commuters,” the spokesperson said.
“After considering all feedback provided, Transport for NSW and Roads and Maritime have decided not to proceed with proposed changes to bus stops on Perry Street near Glover Street at Lilyfield, Norton Street near Norton Plaza and near Marion Street at Leichhardt and Parramatta Road near University Avenue at Camperdown.
“The community and stakeholders are thanked for taking the time to provide feedback.
“All comments and feedback provided by the community and stakeholders have been carefully considered and work on the improvements is expected to start later this year.”
For the latest information and to view the community consultation report visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/sydney-inner/rozelle-to-annandale-bus-priority/.