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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 24 June 2021) . . Page.. 2104 ..


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

(1) Transport Canberra provided advice that Britten-Jones Drive had not been designed and constructed to accommodate bus movements, as it is classified as a local access road. It was deemed not suitable to operate regular bus services as the road is narrow and has some tight curves which would require buses to encroach into the oncoming lane in order to negotiate.

(2) All three options identified in the letter dated 2 September 2020 required the use of Britten-Jones Drive in different route configurations. However, for the reasons outlined in the answer above, they were deemed unsuitable for implementation.


Transport Canberra—bus fleet(Question No 249)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 14 May 2021:

What classification of road are (a) Renault PR100.2 MK II, (b) Hino Poncho Bus HX9JLKE-FWU, (c) Renault PR100.3, (d) IRISBUS AGORALINE, (e) SCANIA L94UB CB60, (f) MAN A69 18.310 HOCLNL, (g) MAN A69 18.320, (h) HOUCL-R-NL, (i) SCANIA K360UA 6 X 2/2 CB80, (j) SCANIA K320UB CB80 and (k) SCANIA-K320UB Bustech VST, buses (i) permitted to travel on and (ii) not permitted to travel on.

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

Transport Canberra typically operates bus services on the higher order classified roads (e.g. collector and arterial) throughout the network, with the exception being some older suburbs designed to different carriageway standards.

The entire Transport Canberra bus fleet, with the exception of the SCANIA K320 CB60 Evo II (steer tag buses), are permitted to travel on Canberra’s higher order classified roads (collector and arterial), subject to their geometry.

The SCANIA K320 CB60 Evo II (steer tag bus) can only operate on routes approved for a 14.5m controlled access bus, due to their unique vehicle swept path. Transport Canberra and City Services maintains a map of the approved routes for these types of buses.

The smaller wheelbase of the Hino Poncho Bus HX9JLKE-FWU allows for these buses to be used on some lower order classified roads (e.g. local access streets). However, to determine suitability of a proposed Hino Poncho bus route, vehicle swept path analysis and a review of road clearance heights (e.g. from overhanging branches), would be required to determine suitability.


Roads—classifications(Question No 252)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 14 May 2021 (redirected to the Minister for Planning and Land Management):


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