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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 5 Hansard (3 May) . . Page.. 2033..


ACTION bus service—bike racks (Question No 2147)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 22 March 2012:

(1) How many ACTION buses, by type, are currently fitted with bike racks.

(2) How many ACTION buses by type, are scheduled to be fitted with bike racks and when will these bike racks be operational.

(3) How many ACTION buses (a) cannot and (b) will not be fitted with bike racks and why.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) As at 18 March 2012, 314 in-service ACTION buses are fitted with bike racks representing 73% of the current in-service fleet.

20 Iris Agora

54 CNG Scania

16 CNG MAN

80 Euro 5 MAN

144 Renault PR100

(2) By 30 June 2012, based on the current network, at the conclusion of the current bike rack project, 342 in-service ACTION buses representing some 80% of the in-service fleet will have bike racks fitted.

20 Iris Agora

54 CNG Scania

16 CNG MAN

89 Euro 5 MAN

163 Renault PR100

It should be noted that under the current bus purchase contract all buses will be built so that they are capable of being fitted with bike racks. However as for the reasons in (3) (b) below large capacity buses will not be fitted with racks.

(3) (a) At present a total of 84 ACTION buses have not been, or will not be, fitted with bike racks.

(b) The 84 ACTION buses that will not be fitted with bike racks are as follows:

25 Midi Dart buses (due to the structural inability of the bus to support a bike rack);

59 large capacity buses (bike racks not fitted due to length restrictions)

- 26 Scania Steer Tag

- 33 articulated buses

Heritage—budget (Question No 2148)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, upon notice, on 22 March 2012:


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