Lane Cove is now home to
nine new bus shelters installed in the past few weeks. These
shelters are the first stage of works which will see more than 70 new bus
shelters installed or upgraded to meet requirements set by the Disability
Discrimination Act (DDA) over the next four months.
As well as new signs illuminating the location
of the bus stop, the new bus shelters will provide improved undercover space
for all users. Members of the public, including wheelchair and vision impaired
users, will be able to easily and safely manoeuvre around each shelter.
Some night works will be required
due to RMS restrictions for works on roads with higher traffic volumes, which
prohibits day works on these roads. The new shelters will be set back further
from the kerb which will improve manoeuvrability in front of the shelters. All
shelters will be installed to meet the current Australian Standards and safety
During construction, pedestrian
access and vehicle access to private driveways will be maintained with the help
of traffic controllers who will be onsite to ensure safe passage for vehicles
and pedestrians at times when footpath access is affected.
Two new bus shelters on Burns Bay Road near Fig Tree Street: