” Twelve bus stops have undergone a series of upgrade works with the new bus shelters erected as part of the ongoing program to improve bus stops in the ACT,” Mr Gentleman said.
“Installation of the shelters to the 12 bus stops was conducted at the following locations:
- Osburn Drive, Macgregor
- Kosciuszko Avenue, Palmerston
- Whitrod Avenue, Casey, with two stops
- Redruth Street, Crace, with two stops
- Braybrooke Street, Bruce, with two stops
- Streeton Drive, Rivett and Stirling at two stops
- Livingston Avenue, Kambah
- Bowes Street, Phillip.
“The 12 new bus shelters were installed as part of the ACT Government commitment of $2.6m in July 2015 to improve public transport facilities and aligns with the ACT Government’s recently released Transport Canberra initiative. Other improvements being delivered under this program of work include new bus layover facilities and bus stop upgrades to ensure compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act.
“To manage Canberra’s growth, reduce congestion and protect our liveability, we need to continue to improve our public transport system. These works are part of a larger project to improve accessibility for bus users with mobility difficulties at over 3000 bus stops around Canberra.
“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 $9.1 million that includes works at 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,” Minister Gentleman concluded.
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