The PTA created kerbside Peak Period Bus Priority lanes in the Clearway zones along Fitzgerald Street, between Walcott Street and John Street, to improve public transport in the area and allow a new high-frequency bus service to begin.
Peak Period Bus Priority Lane operations
Where: Fitzgerald Street, between Walcott Street and John Street.
When: The bus priority lanes only apply during peak hours, from 6.30am – 9.00am (towards the CBD) and 4.00pm - 6.30pm (away from the CBD).
How: The bus priority lanes are identified through signage, yellow line marking and red asphalt.
Why: Bus priority lanes will move more people on buses along Fitzgerald Street with an estimated combined five to six minute reduction in bus travel times. A bus will operate every one to two minutes in the peak period. The lanes allow for easy introduction of high-frequency services in the future.
This arrangement has proved successful along Beaufort Street, with benefits being enjoyed by bus passengers and road users alike.
For more information on the Fitzgerald Street Peak Period Bus Lanes project view the fact sheet.