Faster bus routes pro­posed

Canning Times - - FRONT PAGE - Matt Zis

A PLAN to re-route 200 buses a day through res­i­den­tial streets in Can­ning­ton and Wil­son – in­clud­ing two cur­rent cul-de-sacs that would need re­con­nect­ing – is set to be con­sid­ered at a spe­cial City of Can­ning meet­ing this month.

Un­der the plan, routes 72, 100 and 509 would by­pass the Albany High­way and Man­ning Road in­ter­sec­tion by turn­ing off the main roads at Rich­mond Street or Fleming Av­enue and us­ing Civic Gar­dens and Car­den Drive.

The Pub­lic Trans­port Au­thor­ity says the new route would shave three min­utes off the jour­ney, ben­e­fit­ting 2000 to 3000 bus users on an av­er­age week­day.

“Bus in­fra­struc­ture im­prove­ments ben­e­fit not only bus pas­sen­gers – as well as mov­ing buses from busy roads, projects like these also take more cars off the road by mak­ing pub­lic trans­port a more at­trac­tive op­tion for mo­torists,” spokesman David Hynes said.

The pro­posal also in­cludes re­con­nect­ing Civic Gar­dens and Fleming Av­enue as a bus-only link, to en­sure a con­tin­u­ous route. Mi­nor in­ter­sec­tion works would be re­quired at Fleming Av­enue and Ge­orge Street West, and where Civic Gar­dens meets Car­den Drive.

Fol­low­ing a pe­ti­tion or­gan­ised by Can­ning­ton res­i­dent Ge­orge Beacroft, an in­for­ma­tion ses­sion will be held on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 15. The PTA is ex­pected to send a rep­re­sen­ta­tive to the two-hour ses­sion, which be­gins at 6pm.

Mr Beacroft ac­knowl­edged the work of the City of Can­ning in ar­rang­ing next week’s com­mu­nity in­for­ma­tion ses­sion, given the change in make-up of the coun­cil since a pre­vi­ous ses­sion in late Septem­ber.

The coun­cil is set to con­sider the pro­posal on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 23.

The pro­posed bus route ad­just­ment.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.