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


No rest for bus lane improvements next year

13 December 2004

No rest for bus lane improvements next year

Auckland City demonstrated its commitment to better passenger transport with improvements to four key bus routes agreed at Friday’s Transport and Urban Linkages Committee.

“Bus lanes play an essential part in encouraging people to choose bus travel,” says Councillor Richard Simpson, chairperson of the Transport and Urban Linkages Committee.

“Auckland City is playing its part in improving passenger transport by developing a network of bus lanes. We want more people on buses, and more bus lanes to get people where they need to go, faster.

“As we head into the new year, it’s important the good work continues,” says Mr Simpson.

“Enabling the better flow of buses will contribute to a more effective and frequent bus service in and around the city.”

The committee resolved the following improvements to bus lanes:

Quay Street:
- the Quay Street citybound bus lane currently operates 24 hours a day and starts just west of The Strand, finishing at Tapora Street
- Auckland City will undertake consultation on extending this lane to finish at Commerce Street, and change its operating hours to between 7am to 9am only
- consultation with residents and commuters is expected to begin in March 2005.
New North Road and Bond Street intersection:
- Auckland City will commence consultation on a permanent bus advance lane through the intersection of New North Road and Bond Street
- an additional citybound left-turn lane is also proposed for the intersection
- consultation on the proposed changes to the intersection will begin in March 2005.

Donovan Street:
- a new citybound bus lane on the northern side of Donovan Street in Blockhouse Bay, will be installed following consultation undertaken in October this year
- the bus lane will be installed from the bus stop west of Rathlin Street to the bus stop west of Boundary Road and will operate between 7am and 9am, Monday to Friday
- the bus lane is expected to be completed by July 2005.

Mt Eden Road:
- an additional citybound bus lane, between Esplanade Road and just south of Boston Road, will be installed following consultation in October
- the bus lane will operate between 7am and 9am, Monday to Friday
- the bus lane is expected to be completed by July 2005.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Why The Dice Are Loaded Against Women In Public Life

If they enter public life, women can expect a type of intense (and contradictory) scrutiny that is rarely applied to their male counterparts. If they are relatively young and conventionally attractive, such women will tend to be written off as lightweights – yet if they’re older and obviously competent, doubts will then tend to be raised about their “electability” and whether they are “warm” and “likeable” enough to connect with voters. Too conventionally feminine or not conventionally feminine enough? Too cold and too cerebral, or too warm and flighty to be seriously considered for high public office? For women in the public spotlight, the Goldilocks moments (when things are just right) are few and far between. More>>


PGF Kaikōura $10.88M: Boost In Tourism & Business

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is investing $10.88 million to boost business and tourism opportunities in Kaikōura, Parliamentary Undersecretary for Regional Economic Development, Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. More>>


Whitebaiting: Govt Plans To Protect Announced

With several native whitebait species in decline the Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage has today released proposals to standardise and improve management of whitebait across New Zealand. More>>


Education: Resource For Schools On Climate Change

New resource for schools to increase awareness and understanding of climate change... More>>


In Effect April: New Regulations For Local Medicinal Cannabis

Minister of Health Dr David Clark says new regulations will allow local cultivation and manufacture of medicinal cannabis products that will potentially help ease the pain of thousands of people. More>>


RNZ: New Year Honours: Sporting Greats Among Knights And Dames

Six new knights and dames, including Silver Ferns coach Dame Noeline Taurua and economist Professor Dame Marilyn Waring, have been created in today's New Year's Honours List. The list of 180 recipients - 91 women and 89 men - leans heavily on awards for community service, arts and the media, health and sport.


Gordon Campbell: On What An Inquiry Might Look Like

Presumably, if there is to be a ministerial inquiry (at the very least) into the Whakaari/White Island disaster, it will need to be a joint ministerial inquiry. That’s because the relevant areas of responsibility seem to be so deeply interwoven... More>>






InfoPages News Channels