If you would like to see the Parliamentary Triangle, Manuka and Kingston appropriately serviced without compromising the back bone, please sign the WVCC petition at https://epetitions.act.gov.au/CurrentEPetitions.aspx
The new bus network provides more rapid routes (now 10) with the intent of getting everyone to the rapids for intercity trips. Unfortunately there are too many changes of buses required and suburban buses are performing two roles, access to the rapids and the school bus and local shops routes, which are meandering and slow.
The Parliamentary Triangle is significant and its public transport should be commensurate with its importance. It is not clear why there has been a change from Transport Canberra’s previous Light Rail Network that provided the Parliamentary Triangle with a separate alignment through to Manuka, Kingston and Fyshwick. What are the trade-offs from merging the alignments?
Travel times are important and with higher education consolidated in the north, people from Tuggeranong will have to catch a suburban bus to the rapid, wait for the rapid to Woden, wait for the tram to Civic then wait for a bus to UC or Bruce CIT, with every additional 15 minutes adding an additional 120 hours to your annual commute.
It is important to maintain the objective of the backbone, fast, reliable trips between the town centres and work out how to get people to the rapids (and Xpressos). More Park n Rides?
You can read more on the RiotAct!
If you want to circulate and lodge a hardcopy of the petition click here