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Transit Corridors

The Tasmanian Urban Passenger Transport Framework identified the development of transit corridors as one of the key measures to improve public transport use. Transit corridors are key public transport routes that link activity centres to central business districts (CBDs).

Transit corridors must be supported by a range of improvements that enhance the attractiveness and reliability of public transport including: high frequency bus services, bus priority measures, and off-bus infrastructure (such as improved bus waiting facilities and information).

The first Transit Corridor Plan for Greater Hobart has been developed for the Main Road Corridor between Glenorchy and Hobart CBD.

Main Road Transit Corridor Plan (Glenorchy to Hobart CBD)

The Main Road Transit Corridor Plan has been developed by the Department of State Growth to improve bus transport on the Main Road Corridor linking Glenorchy to Hobart CBD.

Detailed background information about the Plan’s development is available on this website. The final Main Road Transit Corridor Plan was prepared taking public feedback into account and the Department is currently seeking endorsement of the final Plan from the project partners.

Bus priority and bus stop optimisation projects

One of the key recommendations in the Main Road Transit Corridor Plan is to investigate bus priority and bus stop optimisation measures to improve the reliability of buses travelling between Hobart CBD and Glenorchy on the Main Road Corridor.

The bus priority measures focus on giving buses traffic priority at key intersections and improving general traffic flow in order to reduce bus travel times. Bus stop optimisation focuses on the location of and distances between bus stops along the corridor, and proposes the removal or relocation of some existing bus stops to improve travel time.  

Public consultation

The Department of State Growth is seeking public comment on the bus priority and bus stop optimisation proposals for the Main Road Transit Corridor Plan.

Detailed information about the proposed changes to bus priority, bus stops and on-street car parking is available to download below.

Information about the proposed changes will be on public display from Monday, 24 November until Friday, 5 December at:

City of Hobart Council offices, 16 Elizabeth Street, Hobart.

Glenorchy City Council offices, 374 Main Road, Glenorchy.

A representative of the Department of State Growth will also be available to discuss the proposals in the community at:

Moonah Central Shopping Centre (next to Salt Café)
11:00 am – 3:00 pm, Wednesday, 26 and Friday, 28 November

North Hobart Uniting Church (opposite the State Cinema)
11:00 am – 3:00 pm, Wednesday, 3 and Friday, 5 December

If you would like to discuss this project further, please contact the Department by email mainroad@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

Public comments should be lodged by Friday, 19 December 2014 and may be emailed to:

mainroad@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

or posted to:

Main Road Transit Corridor Plan
Department of State Growth
GPO Box 536
Hobart, Tasmania 7001

Information on proposed bus priority measures (514KB PDF)

Information on proposed bus stop changes (4.3MB PDF)

Information on proposed changes to on-street car parking (3.5MB PDF)