Stop over 100 buses polluting the Saltmarket, Glasgow

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Approximately six months ago First Bus Glasgow began using Saltmarket and High Street as a route to terminal points at the start and end of each day for bus routes. From 430am to 830am each day over 100 buses pass through Saltmarket and High Street with the accompanying pollution and noise. Incidentally, there are no bus stops within Saltmarket as First Bus Glasgow removed the 37 bus route many years ago but there is a bus gate on a parallel route just two blocks away at Stockwell Street. 

"I have had tightness in my chest in recent times which I put down to the decreasing air quality and find walking my dog in an area I have lived for twenty years to be terrifying." - John McCormack (68), Saltmarket resident.

These are residential areas and the community find this unnecessary pollution from diesel platelets totally unacceptable. In addition to the horrendous pollution residents are being subject to, the sheer weight of these 100 buses is destroying the road paving which is making it difficult for cyclists who frequent the High Street - Saltmarket route. Furthermore, Saltmarket is a 20mph zone and the majority of buses using this route do not abide by these limits. 

Please support the Saltmarket community in reaching out to John Cahill, First Bus Glasgow business director to reconsider these bus routes by signing this petition.

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