York Green Party

Greens present bus service petition to Council

7 October 2013

Green councillors will this week present a petition to City of York Council calling for 'step change' improvements in York's evening bus service. The petition has been signed by over 400 residents including 150 who have signed online.

Cllr Andy D'Agorne said "While the recent changes to First services are mostly welcome, there are still too many communities just a few miles from the centre of York that are cut off from any public transport in the evenings."

For example, the last bus to Copmanthorpe (population 4,200) arrives at 6:30pm, while Elvington and Skelton have no evening buses at all.

The petition calls for a partnership approach with city businesses and operators to improve frequency, availability and the promotion of evening buses in York. Andy added "It can't be that difficult for the two parties to get together to provide mutual discounts as incentives to get more people using the existing evening services. That could then provide the springboard for more services to support the evening economy and include those without a car in theatre and cinema outings"

Cllr D'Agorne presented this proposal to the Quality Bus Partnership over 6 months ago but has had no response from the council forum with operators. The issue of barriers to York's evening economy is the subject of a current council scrutiny, and Cllr D'Agorne has asked for transport issues to be looked at as part of that review.

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