OVERCROWDED, LATE & UNRELIABLE! Better routes and improve reliability Milton Keynes buses

OVERCROWDED, LATE & UNRELIABLE! Better routes and improve reliability Milton Keynes buses

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Keli Hy started this petition to Milton Keynes Council and

Every day like many people who can't drive/unable to drive, I rely on a local bus to get me to and from work, which is too far a distance to walk or bike. However increasingly I am frustrated by the unreliability of the bus services in Milton Keynes.

The town is growing in size and population every year but the current infrastructure is insufficient to support the community requiring transport to get around the local area.

How is it that the services are becoming more expensive but are less reliable and vehicles are often too small to accommodate all passengers especially on busy routes and during the working days?

I believe that the council needs to address this issue and work with the current operator Arriva to find better and more sustainable solutions. Milton Keynes should be investing more finance and plans into strengthening and increasing the transport links before building any more houses, schools, shopping parks and other facilities which will add further strain on the existing bus services as they attract more and more people to live and commute.

If Milton Keynes desires to remain an attractive place to live for families and commuters, or even grown to become a city, the infrastructure should be stable enough to meet the daily need to travel freely without delay and lack of coverage. Currently I believe there is still a lot of work to be done in order to get to this level.

It's not good enough that even dependent individuals such as children, disabled and the elderly who have less ability and access to drive and own their own vehicles should be isolated and unaccommodated for if their only means of transport - often buses- cannot provide a constant or reliable service.

There are several routes that I personally use and rely on which I believe need improvements: 


Bus 8 Oxley Park to Walnut Tree -  this service covers a vast area of MK and serves school children from several secondary schools including Shenley Brook, Denbigh and Walton High. This service can become overcrowded easily. A double-decker bus may ease the crowding or perhaps implementing additional services throughout the working day (9-5).


Bus 7 Wolverton to Bletchley  - some services terminate at the city centre from Wolverton which is useless for those living in Shenley, Furzton and Bletchley who are forced to wait for another bus often up to 1 hour later. This is unacceptable. The service should run through from both terminals.


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