More than one third of all bus stops in Division 7 have been upgraded to be more accessible to people with a disability.
Through a joint funding initiative between Logan City Council and the state government, $118,000 has been spent on upgrading high-use bus stops.
The upgrade, 38 of which have been rolled out in Hillcrest, Boronia Heights and Greenbank, include levelling the ground at the bus stop sites so buses are more accessible to people in wheelchairs and people with a disability.
Member for Algester Leanne Enoch and Division 7 councillor Laurie Smith were in agreement that the new bus stops would help increase social inclusion.
“It’s about making sure people from all walks of life, no matter whether they have a disability or not, have access to public transport,” Cr Smith said.
Ms Enoch said funding in previous years had been used to upgrade public transport facilities like the Park and Rides, such as at Brown Plains.
“Now in this round it is more about making bus stops more accessible for locals,” she said.
“Lack of accessible public transport options can leave people living with a disability, elderly people, and those with small children trapped in their own homes and socially isolated.
“Programs like this are vital to ensuring we have a socially inclusive community which provides greater support for people with diverse needs.”
The 38 bus stops are among 100 marked for upgrades across the division and are among one hundred more throughout Logan.
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