The City of Ryde is seeking feedback on the proposed relocation of the bus stop and bus zone at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Ryedale Road, Denistone to improve accessibility for those living with disability.
What are the proposed changes?
Council is proposing the following changes:
- Relocation of the existing bus stop (Stop ID 211493) at intersection of Fourth Avenue and Ryedale Road, Denistone to 37 Fourth Avenue (in front of Graythwaite Rehabilitation Centre).
- Relocation of the existing bus zone located at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Ryedale Road, Denistone to along the kerb in front of 37 Fourth Avenue. The bus zone will replace the existing '3P 8:30AM-6PM MON-FRI, 8:30-12:30 SAT’ parking restrictions that currently apply.
As a result of the proposed relocation, there would be a loss of four (4) parking spaces and the removal of one (1) tree to accommodate the new bus stop and bus zone. However, one (1) parking space may be made available in location of the existing bus stop near the intersection. A new tree will also be planted nearby to replace the removed vegetation following works.
Why is the change being considered?
Council is currently upgrading bus stops across the Local Government Area to ensure they are compliant with the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (DSAPT) under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA).
The existing bus stop at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Ryedale Road is not compliant with these standards. Council has assessed the suitability of upgrading the existing bus stop, however DSAPT and DDA compliance is not possible at this location. This is due to the limited space, close proximity to the roundabout and the inability to achieve an evenly graded boarding point to allow people with a mobility disability to get safely on or off a bus.
Therefore, a relocation of the bus stop is required for the upgrade to meet the legislative requirements of DSAPT and DDA standards.
HAVE YOUR SAY
You can Have Your Say on Proposed Relocation of Bus Stop and Bus Zone on Fourth Ave, Denistone in a number of ways including via email, post or by completing the submission form below.
Written submissions must be clearly marked as ‘Proposed Relocation of Bus Stop and Bus Zone on Fourth Ave, Denistone'. All submissions must be received by Council by Sunday, 25 September 2022.
Online Submission Form
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