The Wellingtonian has run a story about the continuing controversy over the new bus route through Manners Street. The latest storm in a tea cup is that the new road is not wide enough, with only one meter between the busses! Quelle horreur!
As the council’s spokesperson points out, they really needed to maximise the pedestrian space on the foot paths. While much of the foot path was blocked off during construction things were getting very tight.
The complains forget however just how used to navigating busy, narrow streets the bus drivers of our city are. While we’re yet to see the bus lane in action, it looks like it’s shaping up to be a fine project.
Lower Cuba Street however…
(Also, where did they find that rather dapper individual to illustrate the problem? Surely they should have used someone looking a bit more like this…)