Request for politicians to stop knocking buses | Letters
The young, old, poor and disabled depend on public transport, writes Wendy Mulville
How many politicians or journalists mocking Jeremy Corbyn have ever travelled on a bus (For millions, buses really do matter, Owen Jones, 6 July). I suggest they exit London and try taking the bus to their favourite village, wildlife centre, stately home, or any interesting place they easily reach by car. They will find most are inaccessible by public transport and therefore unavailable to the young, the elderly, the poor, disabled or anyone no longer able to drive a car. If they look up how to access these places, most make no mention of public transport or if the bus number is listed it’s usually a long walk from the bus stop on a busy dangerous road. Apart from these considerations, any competent government’s priority would encourage people out of their cars into a cheap reliable less polluting form of transport. Shame on these out of touch politicians and press. Why don’t you take up the challenge and tell us how you got on?
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Source: Guardian Transport