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NPS Council proposing new bus route

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NPS Council proposing new bus route

Postby softgrow » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:51 pm

From Eastern Messenger https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/messenge ... 2ebff8b809

A new congestion-busting bus service connecting the inner northern suburbs with the east side of town will be proposed to the State Government.

Norwood, Payneham & St Peters Council will write to the Transport Minister Stephan Knoll seeking a feasibility study into the potential introduction of the new route

It could run, the council says, off North East Rd and Nottage Tce, Medindie Gardens, to Kensington Rd, along Stephen Tce, Nelson St and Osmond Tce.

Spearheading the push, Mayor Robert Bria said almost all bus routes in NP&SP ran in an east-west direction, and in and out of the Adelaide CBD.

“To go from North East Rd to Currie St to The Parade can take up to 40 minutes,” Mr Bria said.

“Cutting it to about 12 to 15 minutes would be ideal.”

With the former Caroma site on Magill Rd poised to make way for a seven-storey development and up to 200 residential apartments, traffic would increase on Magill Rd, Nelson St and Osmond Tce.

The new bus route had the potential to create more economic opportunities for businesses along Magill Rd and The Parade.

Mr Bria said a new bus route would also allow residents living in the inner north and working in the east to avoid taking a bus into the CBD and then another out again.

“The State Government is currently conducting a review on bus services so it makes sense to make this approach now, whilst consideration is being given to what a future public bus service will look like,” Mr Bria said.

Cr Sue Whitington agreed, saying it was an “excellent opportunity for consideration”, while Cr Christel Mex said a new bus route was “really needed” with “all the infill we’re having”.


This is a result of a council decision on 3 December 2018, see minutes at https://www.npsp.sa.gov.au/about_counci ... nd_minutes
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Re: NPS Council proposing new bus route

Postby bigrobbo » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:54 pm

Would that service start from the city? Or would it be part of a greater cross- suburban route?


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