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New Fanshawe St Bus Lane Opens

New Fanshawe St Bus Lane Opens


A new bus lane has opened on Fanshawe Street today.

For bus commuters heading out of the city towards the North Shore it means a journey less impeded by traffic congestion. The bus lane now runs from Albert St all the way to the northern motorway.

Group Manager Public Transport Mark Lambert says Auckland Transport has worked hard to get the bus lane up and running within two months of the idea being suggested by Luke Christensen from Generation Zero and supported by Cameron Pitches from Campaign for Better Transport.

“We put a special team together who ran a lot of the required processes in parallel to speed up the job and Auckland Transport got great co-operation from its contractors, Downer, who did the work over the Easter-Anzac week.”

Mr Lambert says with a bus every 40 seconds on Fanshawe Street and 70 per cent of the people who travel on Fanshawe Street at peak being on a bus, it makes sense to improve their journey times.

Other road users need to be alert to the changes so they enter and exit the bus lanes within the 50 metre allowed distance.

He says the new bus lane is an interim measure while longer term plans continue to extend the Northern Busway to and from the city centre.


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