Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Priority Auckland Harbour Bridge Bus Lane Opening

29 June 2001
Priority Bus Lane Opening On Auckland Harbour Bridge

The first stage of the North Shore Bus Rapid Transit project involving the bus priority lane, working in conjunction with the Advanced Traffic Management System on the motorway and the Auckland Harbour Bridge, will come into operation on Monday morning (2 July).

In addition to the Variable Message Signs located north of the Harbour Bridge, new Changeable Message Signs, the first ever installed in Auckland, will indicate when the priority bus lane – across lane 1 southbound, and under the Shelly Beach Bridge- is operating and when it is open to all traffic.

The first section of the BRT will help speed up bus passenger trips during morning peak traffic as the priority lane will be reserved for buses only on weekdays between 6.30am and 9.30am. Outside of these times the lane will be open to all other vehicles which will help increase the efficiency of traffic moving over the bridge says Transit Regional Manager, Wayne McDonald.

Mr McDonald says that work on this first section of the BRT project began immediately after Christmas with the strengthening and lengthening of the Shelly Beach overbridge. At the same time the eastern southbound lane of the Harbour Bridge (Lane 1) was extended to create a standard off ramp, as previously it was an exit only.

“We are looking forward to these changes operating to the benefit of motorists and bus passengers crossing the bridge in the mornings. We also look forward to the completion of the full BRT project which will hopefully help persuade many more commuters to lessen their reliance on cars by availing themselves to the benefit of an outstanding public transport system.”
ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Politics Of Scaring Voters Back Into Line

Fear has always been a useful mobilising tool in politics… yet in 2017, bogeymen of all shapes and sizes seem to have fallen on hard times. For years, the National party had painted itself as being the only reliable defensive bastion against the terrifying prospect of a centre-left government…

In fact, the polls suggest that the public seems to quite like the new government, its Prime Minister, and its proposed plan of action. Somehow, even though a Labour/Greens/NZ First government is in power, the sun is still rising and setting, on time. More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On Drinking Water As A Failure Of Political Leadership

It is almost possible to feel sorry for the Health Ministry in their terrible, no good, very bad week... More>>

ALSO:


Gordon Campbell: On Saying ‘Work For The Dole,’ Nicely

As New Zealand First learned the hard way from its two previous periods in government, small parties in MMP coalitions get blamed for the unpopular stuff done by their senior partner in power, but no one remembers the good stuff the junior player brought to the table... More>>

ALSO:

Seismic Blasting: Greenpeace Launches Legal Challenge Against Amazon Warrior

A legal challenge against the world’s largest seismic oil exploration ship was launched at a public rally on Parliament Lawn. More>>

ALSO:

Tertiary: 80,000 People Eligible For Fees Free

The Government has today made good on its 100-day promise of delivering the first year of fees-free post school training and education and industry training from 1 January next year, says Education Minister Chris Hipkins. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Presser: Rebuilding Cathedrals, Felling Trees

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern attended the press conference today with Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Dr Megan Woods to announce urgent legislation this week for the rebuilding of the Christ Church Cathedral. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages