The NSW Government’s Bus Priority Infrastructure Program is improving the reliability and efficiency of bus services, while easing congestion for all road users.
JUN 2020Have your say
The consultation closed on Friday 29 May. Thank you to everyone who considered our proposal and provided feedback. We received feedback from 34 people.
Transport for NSW is currently reviewing this feedback and considering all the suggestions and issues raised by the community. We will let the community know the outcome of the consultation in the second half of 2020.
The Pacific Highway is an important and busy bus corridor. Currently, public transport users can experience heavy congestion, slow travel times and delays on their journey. And this is only going to get worse, as the number of customers using these routes is expected to increase due to future public transport growth.
On the Pacific Highway near Edgeworth David Avenue in Hornsby, over 5000 bus customers travel on 600 bus services on eight different bus routes each week. In peak periods there are 12 buses per hour, or one bus every five minutes, running on this section of the Pacific Highway.
Buses on these routes carry commuters, students, local residents and visitors to the area. The bus stop (ID 2077157) on the Pacific Highway just south of Edgeworth David Avenue connects visitors to the Westfield Hornsby shopping centre and students, staff and carers to Hornsby Girls High School, as well as servicing the local community’s public transport needs.
We are proposing to:
- extend the bus only lane on the Pacific Highway 120 metres south of the Edgeworth David Avenue intersection
- install new kerbside bus only lane markings
- carry out road resurfacing, line marking and signage changes
- remove an existing raise concrete traffic island located 35 metres south of Edgeworth David Avenue intersection
- move the bus stop ID#2007157 about 35 metres to the end of the extended bus only lane
- install tactile ground surface indicators at and around the bus stop to let people who are vision impaired to know where to wait for a bus and where a bus will stop.
Our proposal will create enough space for two buses to stop south of the Pacific Highway and Edgeworth David Avenue intersection. This will stop buses queuing across the intersection and in general traffic lanes and will improve traffic flow and safety for all road users.
We have developed this proposal in consultation with Hornsby Shire Council and bus operators CDC Hills Bus and Transdev NSW.
The project would:
- improve the reliability of bus services and reduce travel time
- improve traffic flow through the intersection
- ease congestion and improve travel times for all road users during peak periods
- improve safety at the intersection of the Pacific Highway and Edgeworth David Avenue
- cater for future growth in bus services
- improve accessibility of the bus stop for all bus customers.
Transport for NSW is reviewing the feedback and considering all the issues and suggestions raised in the consultation before making the final decision. We will keep the community informed as the project progresses.