Despite public outrage, buses too large to fit on the narrow roads of inner Sydney will be introduced on the 311 bus route.
Parking spots vital to Elizabeth Bay residents will be removed so the buses can fit on the roads.
City of Sydney council asked residents for feedback on the proposed changes. Almost 80 per cent of respondents were concerned about the loss of parking, while half wanted smaller buses.
Council has spent years asking the STA for smaller buses to be introduced on the 311 route. It has also recommended buses be wheelchair-accessible for the area’s large pensioner and disabled persons population.
“My recommendation responds to residents’ concerns and does not support the inappropriate, larger buses’ introduction and parking loss,” Lord Mayor Clover Moore said.
“Other major cities have bus fleets with smaller vehicles to provide accessible public transport in inner city areas. If they can do it, surely Sydney can.”

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