Monday, 2 April 2012
St Ives cross-town buses
Only one letter about the guided busway in last week's Hunts Post (28 March, page7). It concerns the proposal to run buses through Market Hill to the Broadway, this avoiding the traffic congestion in the Cromwell Place/Quadrant gyratory system. The writer reckons that only 5 market stalls would be affected, and that far from the buses causing loss of shops, notes that St Ives shops have already noticed an increase of trade due to the busway. A bus stop in The Broadway might boost the shops at that end of the town. The Meadow Lane roundabout is causing traffic jams back into the town centre - taking bus traffic away from that route can only be a benefit. No doubt the discussion will continue.