Many residents especially the elderly and parents of school children are very concerned about changes made to the above bus routes. I understand these concerns and along with my fellow Oscott Councillors and Khalid Mahmood MP I am actively campaigning to try and get the private bus companies and Centro to have a rethink on the matter. (They have agreed to review these routes later this year)
I have explained that it was not the Governments intention that residents with no transport should be badly effected to provide better main bus route services to get car owners to use the bus. In today's world efficient transport is needed to help combat the greenhouse effect but this should be to help improve bus services for all.
I have also asked that Estate Buses (sometimes called Bus Hoppers) be considered where there is no alternative. These link housing estates to main shopping areas and other popular bus routes.
There needs to be real vision when it comes to public transport and what has happened regarding the alteration of a number of bus routes shows more needs to be done to get public transport higher up the agenda.