Opinion: Proposed bus lanes a farce

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THE article and photograph about proposed bus lanes for Flemming Avenue, Civic Gardens, Carden Drive and Richmond Street (Canning Times, September 10) missed the concerns and objections of residents.

These roads are residential, single lanes with no bus bays.

There is already congestion at the Manning Road end of Flemming Avenue making it hard to exit.

Bus stops on this road will exacertbate the congestion.

Residents trying to exit in reverse will be held up with the anticipated bus every two to four minutes.

Civic Gardens has parking used mostly by Council employees, visitors and the police, who have very limited parking at their station.

Any commercial vehicles or cars parked slightly wide will stop buses proceeding.

Carden Drive is accessed by people from Mason Street. There are 34 residences, with a blind bend 50 metres to the right.

To access Albany Highway at Richmond Street, the 214 bus journeys each day will need a new sequence of the traffic lights to make a four way crossing to Cecil Avenue, making Richmond Street accessible to all traffic.

It will further hold up Albany Highway and be a bigger bottle neck, making the 2-4 minutes the buses are hoping to save an absolute farce.

It would be hard to fathom the sanity of anyone proposing this.