The ACT Government investigated options for bus stops along Adelaide Avenue at Curtin, Yarralumla and Deakin.
The purpose of the study was to evaluate three potential bus stops along the Yarra Glen–Adelaide Avenue corridor, to be serviced by frequent rapid buses to provide improved and safe access to public transport to residents, workers and visitors between Curtin and Deakin. The study aimed to determine:
- the feasible locations for bus stops along Adelaide Avenue between Curtin and Deakin
- the best design solutions for these bus stops (with consideration of passenger safety, access, traffic flow, landscape, surrounding land-use and future change).
The study showed that the Kent/Novar Streets location provided the strongest economic return with more benefits. The study recommended close coordination with the Canberra Brickworks redevelopment project to establish the exact location of the bus stop, including investigation of the performance of adjacent intersections surrounding the bus stops and the existing pedestrian and cycle network in the suburbs to ensure pedestrian and cyclist accessibility to the new bus stops.
The study has been used to inform the planning and development for Stage 2 light rail.
Read the Executive Summary of the Final Report (PDF 3.4MB).
A community information drop-in session was held in Curtin on 25 February 2012. The feedback received was used in the next phase of the project, including the selection and development of a preferred option. The second drop-in community information session on the preferred options was held on Saturday, 25 August 2012 at the Curtin Shops.