Inspiring great place-making
Improving public transport has been a high priority for the council for over a decade. With the Greater Bristol Bus network all the 10 major corridors into the city centre will be vastly improved by £70 million government and local investment, with more bus lanes and real time information radically improving the reliability, frequency and quality of services.
There is now an opportunity to reshape supported services over which the council has control. We need to look at how some services could work better with the emerging Greater Bristol Bus Network so that they achieve more for local communities with less impact on the council tax payer. Workable solutions for local transport are not just about buses. The council is delivering an integrated transport network which includes buses, local rail, the planned rapid transit schemes, door-to-door minibus services for elderly and disabled people, car clubs, cycling schemes and attractive walking routes.
Bristol’s approach is to be open and prepared for challenge when seeking to change services. We share data and background information with our citizens and ask for your ideas about how public services could be provided in the future. We recognise these are important decisions, where citizens’ views and ideas need to be listened to, and that we don’t have all the answers. As part of a series of conversations to help shape local public services, we would like your views on Supported Transport Services.
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