Adelaide council campaigns for better bus services


Adelaide City Council has announced it will push for better bus services, as part of a ten-year transport plan

Adelaide council campaigns for better bus services
Adelaide council campaigns for better bus services
November
28, 2012


Adelaide City Council has announced plans to push for more priority bus lanes, safer bus stops and better connectivity between bus services and other transport modes, as part of
a ten-year transport strategy.

According to Adelaide City Council, Smart Move, The City of Adelaide’s Transport and Movement Strategy 2012 – 2022 aims to address transport issues and prepare for future transport needs.

The strategy, released last week, includes more than 20 specific steps to improve public transport in the region, though council admits it is ‘seeking significant improvements to services that are out of its control’.

As part of the transport strategy, council says within ten years all bus stops will be compliant with accessibility standards, the patronage and frequency of the Adelaide Double Connector will be doubled, and there will be 15 kilometres
of extra bus priority lanes.

According to council, buses provide about 77 percent of all public transport trips in Adelaide.

South Australian Transport Minister Patrick Conlon says the State Government will work with council to improve transport into and around the city.

"Encouraging more people to use public transport will go a long way toward easing congestion in the city," he says.

Under the strategy council plans to:

  • Work with the State Government to create mass transit routes to inner suburbs
  • Advocate that the State Government improve public transport access to the interstate rail terminal
  • Advocate that the State Government provide increased opportunities for Park and Ride facilities at key transit nodes
  • Work with the State Government to create mass transit routes to inner suburbsAdvocate that the State Government improve public transport access to the interstate rail terminal
  • Advocate that the State Government provide increased opportunities for Park and Ride facilities at key transit nodes
  • Work with the State Government to improve integration between public transport, walking and cycling
  • Advocate that the State Government improve public transport services throughout the Adelaide metropolitan area
  • Work with the State Government to improve public transport services for major City events
  • Give greater priority to public transport on City streets
  • Improve bus priority on key bus streets
  • Work with the State Government to establish the North Terrace and King
  • William/Currie/Grenfell streets public transport interchange
  • Advocate that the State Government improve the frequency of public transport services
  • Advocate that the State Government introduce a low-fare scheme for bus trips in the City
  • Advocate that the State Government improve public transport using innovative information systems
  • Improve safety and waiting conditions at bus and tram stops
  • Make all bus and tram stops accessible to people of all levels of mobility
  • Work with the State Government to simplify the navigation of the public transport system
  • Reduce the impact of buses on City streets
  • Advocate that the State Government introduce low-emission buses
  • Advocate that the State Government rationalise the number of bus stops
  • Improve community bus services
  • Improve the Adelaide Connector community bus service

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