Can A Pedestrian-Only Street Go Back to Having Buses?

Manners Mall in Wellington, NZ, has been closed to all vehicles since the seventies. The City Council wants to restore buses through the walkway to improve service.
February 16, 2009, 9am PST | Tim Halbur
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"For 30 years it has been favoured by buskers, protesters, the young and the hung-over, drawn by the hub of arcades, cafes, fast food and shops.

The council says reinstating bus-only lanes will shave minutes off passenger journeys and remove confusion by having bus stops on both sides of the same road.

There is no denying the plan would increase public transport efficiency, but shopkeepers and residents say it will ruin the precinct's character for ever."

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Published on Friday, February 13, 2009 in The Dominion Post
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