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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 03 Hansard (Wednesday, 31 March 2021) . . Page.. 791 ..


Transport—Latham(Question No 122)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 12 February 2021:

(1) In relation to the Minister’s responses to questions regarding the cancelled bus service for Macrossan Crescent, Latham, dated 2 September 2020, by how many minutes would extending route 40 to stop along Macrossan Crescent increase travel times for bus passengers.

(2) Can the Minister detail how exactly would this increased travel time result in a reduction in the frequency of bus services at peak times on route 40 or another service elsewhere in the city.

(3) How many passengers on average boarded the bus along Macrossan Crescent before services were cancelled.

Mr Steel: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) Approximately eight minutes in the peak periods.

(2) If eight minutes is introduced into a trip, the impact is that subsequent trips will not run to time, with some potentially cancelled. The only alternative to reduce this impact would be to reduce the frequency to allow these stops to be serviced by cancelling services. This is due to the optimal use of available buses at any one time.

(3) In the 12 months preceding the decommissioning of the four stops on Macrossan Crescent (April 2019), for the 40 services operating each day, there were on average four boardings at each stop per day. During this same period there was an average of four people per day disembarking the buses.


Municipal services—footpaths(Question No 123)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Planning and Land Management, upon notice, on 12 February 2021 (redirected to the Minister for Transport and City Services):

(1) Given that the informal (dirt) footpath between southern Solong Street and the southern end of Wanderlight Avenue now appears on activeinfrastructure.net.au as a ‘Local (Future)’ infrastructure project, can the Minister provide a date by which this footpath will be sealed.

(2) Until that time, what safe route or routes do residents in the western section of Lawson stage 1 have for accessing Ginninderra Drive, the University of Canberra, or Belconnen Town Centre by foot.

Mr Steel: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:


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