Oops! Streets in new development too narrow for buses
Not too bright:
Two award-winning housing developments have built roads that are too narrow for buses.
The prestigious North Lakes community, north of Brisbane, boasts of an "environment of innovation and creativity", while Springfield Lakes, west of the city, trumpets a lifestyle where you can "enjoy the very best of life".
But not, it seems, when it comes to roads and public transport.
The Courier-Mail can reveal that most of the roads on the "master-planned" estates are not wide enough to accommodate buses, which means they can run only on main roads through the middle of the developments, with some residents at North Lakes facing a 40-minute walk to the nearest bus stop.
At Springfield Lakes, bus drivers from Westside Bus Company mount the roundabouts even on the widest roads.
From the Courier-Mail.