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Save Our Buses 

Location: UK » South East » BN

Labour launched the ‘Save our Buses’ campaign in November 2010 in response to the news that the Tory administration running Brighton & Hove City Council are planning to make more than £600,000 worth of cuts to the bus subsidies budget, putting vital bus routes under threat.

This budget is used to subsidise the vital bus routes that would otherwise be deemed ‘uncommercial’ by Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company. These routes include school routes and those routes connecting the outlying parts of our city to the centre.

Many Queen’s Park residents rely on these bus routes, particularly elderly residents, disabled residents and families who cannot afford a car or choose not to drive for environmental reasons. More broadly it will affect anyone who uses public transport for work, leisure or any other reason. Aside from the social consequences, we are also concerned with the effect on the environment. Regular, decent, local, affordable public transport is vital to encourage residents to cut down on car use and opt for the more environmentally sound option that buses provide. We believe in investing in public transport, not cutting it.

The subsidized routes that affect Queen’s Park include the No. 21, 21B, 81, 81A, and 22. Other routes that might be affected include buses running along Eastern Road and the seafront.


Support Our Campaign:

There are three ways you can support our campaign:

* Sign the online petition: http://www.saveourbuses.info

* Download our petition for collecting more signatures

* Tell us why you oppose the cuts to vital bus routes by emailing saveourbuses@queensparklabour.com {{PERIOD}}

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