Media Releases

These are recent media releases related to my electorate of Murrumbidgee.

My Ministerial media releases are published in full here.

New Park & Ride facility opens on Athllon Dr

August 21, 2017

Member for Murrumbidgee, Chris Steel MLA, on behalf of Minister for Transport and City Services, Meegan Fitzharris has welcomed the new Park & Ride at Wanniassa with new bus stops, bus shelters, car and bike parking facilities as well as improved path connections and a pedestrian crossing to make it easier for Tuggeranong residents to use different modes of transport.

The new Wanniassa facility, located on the corner of Langdon Avenue and Rylah Crescent, includes 60 parking spaces conveniently located near newly constructed bus stops on Athllon Drive.

“This new facility will mean more Tuggeranong residents can make effective use of car, bike and bus travel, making connections to major centres even easier,” Member for Murrumbidgee, Chris Steel said.

“Weekday Blue Rapid bus routes currently service the area every five minutes during the peak period and every 15 minutes during the off-peak, so getting from this Park & Ride to Woden, Tuggeranong and the Canberra City Centre is very simple.”

The Park & Ride is conveniently located within an easy walking distance of the weekend Blue Rapid bus stops on Langdon Ave, adjacent to the Wanniassa shops.

Not only is combining vehicle use with bus travel a money saver, it also saves you the time and hassle of finding a car park in Canberra’s busy town centres, and combining bike use with bus travel has the added benefit of making Canberra a more sustainable and active city.

The new Wanniassa Park & Ride facility will be the 20th facility provided in Canberra which further demonstrates the Government’s commitment to sustainable transport options.

The Wanniassa facility also offers nearby residents the option of cycling and locking up their bikes on one of the 16 bike racks available at the bus stops or walking to the facility using the improved path connections.

“A signalised pedestrian crossing on Athllon Drive just south of Langdon Avenue has also been constructed to provide easy and safe access to the bus stop facilities,” Mr Steel said.

“These facilities help manage Canberra’s growth and reduce congestion on our roads.  It’s all about giving more convenient, efficient, accessible facilities to make sure Canberrans have an alternative to driving.”

Visit www.transport.act.gov.au for more information on Park & Ride and Bike & Ride facilities in the ACT.