Have your say on access to buses in MK

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A councillor is calling on people to get in touch with ideas on how public transport can be improved.

Councillor Pete Marland has joined up with Better Bus campaigners Rachel Pallet and Dave Prendergast to support Hodge Lea residents in getting improved access to services.

In March last year the council was awarded £2million by the Department of Transport Better Bus Area Fund and will be putting an additional £1million of money into bus improvements.

Councillor Marland has been calling for some time for footpath improvements to access bus stops in Hodge Lea as the area is known as a hotspot for pedestrian accidents. Money has already been allocated for better signage, highlighting where bus stops are.

He said: “I have been calling for some time for better pedestrian access to bus stops from Hodge Lea, as this area has a history of accidents with people crossing grid roads as they are unable to access bus stops at a convenient point.

“It is really important that the money is spent wisely exactly where the residents need it. That’s why I’m asking bus users to get in touch and give me their views, which I’ll pass on to MKC. I’ll also be writing to residents to let them know there will be a consultation and that their views do matter.”

You can contact Councillor Marland by emailing peter.marland@milton-keynes.gov.uk or tweet him @pete_marland