Better Bus Stops

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Better Bus Stops

March 26, 2010
Some 30 Paraparaumu and Raumati bus stops are being targeted in a $50,000 upgrade programme scheduled to start early in April.

Greater Wellington Regional Council recently prioritised the problem stops, which are to have concrete standing pads installed by KCDC in place of existing areas of uneven grass or gravel.

“This is at least a start on a long list of bus stops that cause difficulty for some users,” said a spokesman for the Kapiti Disability Reference Group which helped advise on the priority listings.

“Elderly, impaired, wheelchair and pushchair users will find it much easier to board buses from the upgraded bus stops.”

Some of the most inaccessible stops in the area have been deferred because of budget limitations.

Examples include bus stops where there is no kerb to support bus ramps and where major earthworks would be needed to create level standing ground.

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