Improve Cornish Public Transport - Make it Affordable, Connected and Frequent!

Improve Cornish Public Transport - Make it Affordable, Connected and Frequent!

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Alice Ellis-bray started this petition to cornwall council and

Let's make Cornish Public Transport accessible and affordable for all! We need more people using public transport! People need to be able to rely on public transport! 

Cornwall has become one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK, but the infrastructure of Cornwall is failing. Cornwall needs ALL of your help to sign this petition to improve public transport and make it accessible and affordable for everyone who visits, lives and loves Cornwall. 

Cornwall’s infrastructure does not support the amount of cars on the road. Car parks overflow every year throughout Cornwall, roads become congested, and residential areas suffer badly from overflow parking. To achieve more people using public transport we need UK Parliament and Cornwall Council to:

  1. Set up an Oyster card system that connects ALL the different public transport services in Cornwall (First Bus Kernow, Transport for Cornwall and Great Western Railway!).
  2. Increase public transport services during commuter hours! (Not just focused on tourism peaks!).
  3. Connect all rural areas around Cornwall via public transport (especially since most of Cornwall is rural!).

Don’t forget: if fewer people can afford to live near their place of work, and fewer people can afford their commute to work; then fewer people can work! 

After sharing these issues, the response I received from Chris Deakin - Senior Transport Officer (Cornwall council) said this is “largely outside of the control of the Council, but we will continue to review these issues with these commercial companies”. 

A petition I made to improve public transport via the UK Parliament website, was rejected because apparently: 

It’s about something that the UK Government or Parliament is not responsible for.

If the UK Government have told me they are "not responsible" for improving public transport, and Cornwall Council have told me it's "largely outside of the control of the Council" because the companies are commercial.... who is left to go to to change this....

I don’t know what else to do other than this petition via Change! I’ve been on BBC spotlight twice now, and spoken on BBC Radio Cornwall...I’ve had two petitions rejected by UK Parliament. I met with my local MP Derek Thomas, 8 months ago, who has shown me no progress. I’ve contacted Cornwall Council who said transport companies in Cornwall are now
commercial and so this is no longer their responsibility!

I’m doing this for everyone who appreciates Cornwall. And I can’t do this on my own...this is my last try...

By signing this petition you are supporting the future of KERNOW and making it affordable and accessible for everyone! 

SIGN. SHARE. And SHARE AGAIN!

FOR KERNOW!

All the best, 

Cheers now!
Alice x

P.S.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ORIGINAL LETTER SENT LAST YEAR TO CORNWALL COUNCIL AND DEREK THOMAS MP!

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