Perth’s new bus-only lanes

Peak hour bus-only lanes will reduce travel times for thousands of bus users in Perth

New peak-hour only bus lanes will reduce journey times for bus users, the Western Australian (WA) Government announced this week.

The bus lanes will be on Fitzgerald Street in Perth’s northern suburbs, which 8,500 bus passengers travel along every week day.

"The project is another example of how this Government is investing in smart transport solutions to keep our city moving," WA transport minister Dean Nalder says.

The left-hand lanes both ways on Fitzgerald Street - between John and Walcott streets - resurfaced with a distinctive dark red asphalt, which is used on other bus lanes around the city.

The bus lanes will apply from 6.30am to 9am toward the city, and from 4pm to 6.30pm away from the city and motorists will still be able to park on the street outside of these times.

The announcement follows a raft of other bus priority measures to help the Perth bus network move through traffic more efficiently.

"We've already delivered bus priority lanes along Beaufort Street, which has contributed to the 950 Superbus becoming the most patronised service on the Transperth network," Nalder says.

Final approval from Main Roads WA and the City of Perth is expected within weeks and the bus lanes should be operational by the middle of this year. 

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