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public transport

89 petitions

Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to david.harper@rotala.co.uk , jack.grove@cengroup.co.uk

Save the 108 Bus Service! (New Hall to Birmingham)

On 21/4/17 Diamond Buses Announced on their website that they would no longer be operating the 108 service from 30/5/17 and that Central Buses will be providing a “Partial replacement services” on the route. Central Buses have yet to announce their intended service levels on a timetable  but there have been some communications that indicate they plan to only provide 1 commuter bus each weekday: Inbound: Departing Newhall /Reddicap at 07:12 Outbound: Departing from Birmingham at 17:25 This new “single bus” service will be unsuitable for the majority of passengers that currently make use of the service especially those who aim to commence work at 09:00 and finish at 17:30 each day. For many existing passengers living in the New Hall / Walmley / Minworth area there are no alternative bus routes available nearby that can offer the same service. As a passenger who lives closer to Minworth Asda than Walmley, only the X4 departing at 07:36 would see me in Birmingham before 09:00, but this takes a full 1 hour 12 minutes to complete its trip as it takes an improbably scenic tour of Sutton Coldfield to be enjoyed by all those aiming to do a days work in Birmingham The 108 service represents the quickest route into Birmingham for those in Walmley, New Hall and beyond. For those who will have to undertake the additional journey to Walmley to board the X14 will face longer journey times as the route encompasses Erdington / Kingsbury road / Gravely Hill North (A5127) which, incidentally, is already served by the 66, X3, X4 and X5 services. The loss / reduction of the 108 places extra cost pressures on the local communities that make use it, denies many of those without their own private transport a viable alternative and is likely to force those people with cars to use them; adding to the severe congestion and air pollution problems face by the city. For most people including myself even the reduced service proposed by Central is not suitable. I would urge Diamond to reconsider the termination of this vital service and look at alternative ways to make it viable. e.g. reduction of the current service; is the 6.30am and 8.45am services essential?, What about the 4.05pm, 4.35pm and 6.20pm? Have these questions even been considered? To my knowledge no consultation has been undertaken.  Equally I would also ask Central Buses to review their intended partial service and ask that they provide more regular buses catering to the many commuters intending to start work in Birmingham at 09:00 and finish after 17:30.

Lee Davis
89 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Lancashire County Council, Chris Anslow, Blackpool Council, Fylde Council, County Councillor Tim Ashton, County Councillor Peter Buckley, County Councillor Fabian Craig-Wilson, Mark Evans, Allan Oldfield, County Councillor Jennifer Mein

Extend the Blackpool Tramway to Lytham.

Extending the Blackpool Tramway to South Fylde, along with the already approved Blackpool North Station link, will provide an integrated, modern transport system on the Fylde Coast. Efficient transport is a critical component of economic development. As local campaigners, Trams to Lytham believe passionately that light rail can and must have a greater role in the overall transport plan for the Fylde Coast, delivering the network the region deserves and so badly needs to become an integral part of the 'Northern Powerhouse'. Linking Blackpool's ever popular tramway (which recently had its highest annual passenger count in 10 years) to the South Fylde Line will solve many of the issues facing the whole of the Fylde Coast. LRT will bring a cheap, reliable and more frequent service that the inadequate route so desperately craves (whether it be line conversion or parallel routing). Better transport links are also needed to provide more job opportunities to the area, with cheap, quick connections to future economic centres like the Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone and the Talbot Gateway development possible through LRT. Satisfaction of the service would be extremely high, as the current tramway is a winner of a TripAdvisor certificate and has around 96% service approval rates, in stark contrast to the current South Fylde service. Travelling to St Anne’s or Lytham from Blackpool is difficult and lengthy, and neither the current outdated hourly train service or the often unreliable buses are satisfactory for either local or regional travel. A tramway service on the South Fylde Line would vastly improve both of these important issues, and we hope that, alongside any heavy rail improvements, serious consideration is given to create a tram/train/bus interchange on the route and that this option can be taken forward by Lancashire County Council and Blackpool Council. Light rail has been a revolution in towns and cities across the whole of Europe in recent decades, with Manchester being the nearest and arguably one of the most successful systems to date. Green, efficient transport has proven to be the economic way forward, and the Fylde borough should not miss out on its huge transport potential. Our public support has grown significantly over the past few years, and we acknowledged that there is a strong local will for such a service, which can be clearly seen on our social media pages. We hope that you agree and sign and share this petition. Thank you. PLEASE NOTE: We are not proposing a tram service along Clifton Drive. Trams to Lytham Facebook: www.facebook.com/tramstolytham Trams to Lytham Twitter: @tramstolytham Trams to Lytham Email: tramstolytham@outlook.com #lightrailrevolution

Trams to Lytham
2,333 supporters
Started 4 weeks ago

Petition to Sadiq Khan, Transport For London

Clean air for Camberwell

We call on the Mayor of London and Transport for London to  replace buses on all routes passing through Camberwell Green with hybrid, hydrogen or electric buses by 2018. Southwark Green Party's recent monitoring of nitrogen dioxide pollution around Camberwell Green has shown that annual levels at the bus stops outside Butterfly Walk/McDonalds on Denmark Hill are more than twice the legal EU limit. The monitor outside McDonalds measured 84 micrograms per cubic metre, while the legal EU limit is 40. Camberwell Green is a busy high street and major bus interchange, with 15 bus routes and hundreds of people waiting there at all hours of the day. Among those exposed to these extremely high levels of pollution are the most vulnerable members of our community: young children, older people and patients attending appointments at King’s College Hospital, including pregnant women and people with pre-existing respiratory and heart conditions. Of the 20 nitrogen dioxide monitors installed by Southwark Green Party around the borough, only two were below the EU limit. The 11 monitors placed outside shops, cafés and schools around the Camberwell Green junction  were all far above the EU limit. This new evidence suggests that shopping or changing buses at Camberwell Green is a serious and acute health hazard, with a huge cumulative impact on the health of local residents. We welcome the Mayor’s proposal to introduce 12 Low Emission Bus Zones. One of these zones is identified as ‘Camberwell to New Cross’, but these zones will not be completed until 2020. The Mayor’s proposal also only deals with buses on one axis of this polluted junction. We want to see buses on the routes from Elephant and Castle to Brixton and Dulwich cleaned up too. This would make  the highly polluted corridors of Walworth Road, Camberwell New Road, Peckham Road and Coldharbour Lane healthier places to live. Camberwell residents cannot wait until 2020 for action. A child born at King’s College Hospital and growing up in Camberwell today is exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution, putting them at risk of asthma, allergies, cognitive and behavioural problems and stunted lung development, leading to lifelong health problems.

Southwark Green Party
169 supporters