Bus Consultation to be Ignored

Residents' group angry that new route plan is proceeding

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The Blythe Road Action Group are claiming that Transport for London and the Mayor are intending to ignore the results of a consultation which showed that residents were firmly against their plans to extend a bus route into the area

77% of local residents had declared themselves against the scheme for the new C1 bus route, which is also opposed by MP Greg Hands, GLA member Angie Bray and councillors of every political shade both in Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham. The Olympia Exhibtion Hall has also expressed opposition to the scheme.

BRAG say that although the idea for a service between Victoria and Acton is a good one, the route chosen by TfL for the bus is absurd and even they admit that using the existing bus channel on Holland Road would make for faster and cheaper travel. They believe that the only reason the circuitous route around Blythe Road and the local one way network has been devised, is to meet TfL's own arbitary targets.

Following the publication of an article in the Evening Standard by Catherine Ostler, the chair of the residents' group, Olivier Barbé is urging residents to contact the press to voice their opposition. To contact the Evening Standard messages should be sent to letters@standard.co.uk, giving daytime telephone number plus name and address.

You are also encouraged to express your view on the scheme on this site's discussion forum.

November 27, 2006