Thursday, 27 October 2011

Local papers again

The busway continues to generate stories in the local papers.

The Hunts Post ( 26 October, page 4) describes another incident with a cyclist pedalling on the trackway. He was warned by by a passing bus driver but claimed he would rather go to prison than not cycle down the busway. Bob Menzies of the County Council says there is a £1000 fine for trespassing on the busway.

On page 6, a letter from a St Ives businessman complaining about the loss of revenue to many businesses during the three days of the Michaelmas Fair, and the confusion caused to visitors to the town by changes to the guided buses as a result of the fair.

The Huntingdon & St Ives News & Crier (27 October, page 6) carries a letter from a Somersham resident who tried to catch a guided bus from Jesus Lane, Cambridge. Not only did the bus drivers fail to stop for him (3 buses went past), but  the third driver raised his middle finger to the waiting passenger. Eventually, the passenger walked to Drummer Street to board the bus, but even that bus didn't stop at Jesus Lane. After this treatment, the Somersham resident will not be using the busway again.

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