PT Problem of the Day: No fulltime bus lanes on Melbourne’s busiest bus street

POTD: No fulltime bus lanes on Lonsdale Street

By our count, Lonsdale Street gets more than 35 buses per hour in each direction in off-peak hours — quite a few more at peak times. This includes four Smartbus routes.

And yet, despite Lonsdale Street being rightly declared a Bus Priority Route in the VicRoads “SmartRoads” network operating plan developed with the City of Melbourne, it doesn’t have fulltime bus lanes. Instead thousands of bus passengers are held-up by parking for a few dozen cars.

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