The ACT Government previously investigated a light rail line from Civic to Belconnen, but chose the better option of a bus lane, which is now working well, including a new addition routing the buses through ANU.
Bus lanes on Northbourne Avenue: Low-cost public transport measures such as bus transit lanes along Northbourne Avenue connecting the high-growth area of Gungahlin with the Canberra central business district. This will provide greater access and connectivity to activity centres and support the Australian Capital Territory Government’s plans for redevelopment along Northbourne Avenue.
The project needs to be accompanied by a change in the pricing of parking in Civic and other centres in Canberra. This is also in line with the Australian Capital Territory Government’s existing plans.