Plans were recently approved to install bus lanes on both sides of Lincoln Road, between Moorhouse Avenue and Whiteleigh Avenue. The bus lanes will operate weekdays between 7am and 9am, for the city-bound journey, and between 4pm and 6pm for the Halswell-bound journey.
A bus lane will also be installed on the south side of Moorhouse Avenue, between Selwyn Street and Lincoln Road. This bus lane will only operate between 4pm and 6pm.
The speed limit on Lincoln Road, between Moorhouse Avenue and Whiteleigh Street, will be reduced to 30kmh and a new traffic light-controlled pedestrian crossing installed by Addington Village so that people accessing the area’s popular bars, cafes, and restaurants can get across the road safely.
It is anticipated that work on the bus priority measures will begin in early 2020. The work is expected to take about six months to complete but it will be done in stages to minimise the impact on local businesses.
By introducing the bus lanes we expect to improve the reliability of bus journey times and reduce average bus trip times by about six-and-a-half minutes in the evening peak and four-and-a-half minutes in the morning peak.