Thursday, 6 August 2015

Redlands: Better Bus Info And Road Markings

Real Time Passenger Information on Christchurch Road
As councillors we sometimes get involved in big issues or grand schemes which grab the headlines - sometimes they are popular and sometimes because they are not!

However, we all have our wards which elect us and we must stick close to residents to understand what they are thinking and feeling and know where their priorities lie. 

Keep Clear Markings On London Rd / Fatherson Rd
And sometimes it is getting something relatively small and absolutely local delivered that people appreciate as much as any of the head-line grabbing things.

So, after much pressing, I am pleased to report that two "local improvements" - which would not have happened without residents and local ward councillors working together - are in place in Redlands.

The first is the "Real Time Passenger Information" board at the bus stop near the Queens Head on Christchurch Road. Evidence shows that if people know they can rely on information when the next bus is arriving, they will use the bus more often.

Secondly, the painting of the "Keep Clear" markings on London Road opposite the junction with Fatherson Road. Residents had told us how frustrating it could be trying to move in to the early morning traffic which would stop bumper to bumper. Though a "Yellow Box" was not allowed under traffic regulations, the addition of the Keep Clear markings is already helping residents.

If you have an idea for a local improvement - get in touch and we can see if we can make it happen.

We will be releasing details of a new set of wide-ranging residents parking protection ideas very shortly - watch this space!

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