SA set for more priority bus lanes

The South Australian Government has announced plans for more priority bus lanes to improve bus movement to Adelaide CBD

SA set for more priority bus lanes
SA set for more priority bus lanes

November 6, 2012

Priority bus lanes will be installed on Anzac Highway and West Terrace to improve bus movement into and out of the CBD, according to South Australian Government.

Transport Services Minister Chloe Fox says the latest priority bus lanes are expected to be operational by the end of this month.

"We want to build on the success of the priority bus lanes implemented in Currie and Grenfell Streets in July, which benefited more than 40,000 bus commuters," Fox says.

"Preliminary data shows that the on-time running of bus services travelling to and from the eastern and western suburbs, the Hills and the O-Bahn, has improved since the lanes were introduced."

The new priority bus lanes will be installed in both directions along the section of Anzac Highway from Greenhill Road to South Terrace, and northbound only along the section of West Terrace from South Terrace to Gouger Street.

They will operate between 7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

Adelaide City Council will also implement new dedicated bicycle lanes next to the priority bus lanes on the section of Anzac Highway, between Greenhill Road and South Terrace.

Adelaide Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood says more people on public transport eases traffic congestion.

"Buses account for about 70 percent of public transport trips into the city and move a lot of people so helping them to run smoothly and reliably makes sense," Yarwood says.

Taxis, emergency vehicles and cyclists will be able to use the priority bus lanes.

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