Friday, 25 May 2012
New bus stop in Station Road, St Ives
This week's Hunts Post (23 May, page 6) includes only one item about the busway - a letter from a St Ives resident who doesn't think anything is to be gained by creating a new bus stop in Station Road outside Hyperion. He can't believe that passengers are willing to walk from St Ives Town centre to the Park & Ride to catch a bus to cambridge. He thinks the problem of congestion at the Harrison Way crossing is about people parking (free) at the Park & Ride and walking into St Ives. He thinks they are misusing the Park & Ride. There may indeed be some people parking in this way, but I do know that many people walk to/from the Park & Ride because they want to use the Service A which starts and terminates there, which is often more reliable than the B, serves places that the B doesn't go to, and is generally a few minutes quicker than the B. I often arrive back in St Ives on the A which is due in at 1733, though it's usually about 5-10 minutes late. It is rarely worth waiting for the B to take me into central St Ives. What do readers of the blog think about this issue?