Bus Transport was one of the topics identified in our Neighbourhood Plan as important, and the NP Delivery Group has taken a lead, with a Project Team which is looking into the possibilities for a Village Hopper Bus and other organised transport services in the area.
There are some important developments about Bus Information and Car Lift Share services from the Royal Borough which we think you would find of interest:
Car lift share scheme
RBWM have launched a Car Lift Share scheme aimed at Companies in the Borough. The NP Delivery Group welcomes the introduction of this scheme, the aim of which is to reduce traffic and CO2 emissions and contribute towards building the community. For details visit: http://www.rbwmcarshare.co.uk/.
What is important now is the promotion, implementation and take-up of the scheme, as the benefits can only be achieved when people and companies sign up to it. If you work in the area, please look into this scheme and see if it’s appropriate for your company.
Better information about bus transport
The NPDG also welcomes the RBWM campaign to promote better information about bus transport. While we do not have a large number of bus services in our area, many people may not be aware of the bus services that are available. We therefore welcome this RBWM initiative to promote awareness of travel by bus.
The following are links to available Bus information:
- Bus Route Maps for the Royal Borough, including for Ascot and The Sunnings: http://www.rbwm.gov.uk/web/tdbus_busroutemaps.htm
- Bus Timetables and Map for Download for Ascot and The Sunnings Area http://www.rbwm.gov.uk/web/tdbus_ascotandthesunningsareatimetablesfordownload_2014_01_26.htm
- FREE app for Bus Information. You can get bus information on the move from your smart phone by downloading a FREE app. The app includes a door-to-door journey planner between any two locations in Southern England using bus, coach, train, Underground and DLR. You can also find nearby bus stops, and next departure times. Search for traveline s&e in the iTunes App Store for the iPhone or Google Play for Android.
- Live Bus Times on your Smartphone: You can also access live bus times on your phone or mobile device by visiting http://www.nextbuses.mobi. You can search for bus times for your stop by entering a postcode, street & town or a stop name & town.
Posters such as this are being used by RBWM to promote the new way to get bus information.
The NP Delivery Group Hopper Bus Project Team is now looking into the possibility of a Hopper Bus and other organised transport in our area. The Project Team believes further innovation is possible with the bus routes in our area, the potential for more shared transport services, and for yet further improvements to information about transport services. The Project Team plans to carry out a consultation to understand more about what people in our area want from bus and other organised transport.
The Hopper Bus Project Team needs more volunteers. If you would like to help, please email us at: DeliveryGroup@ascotandthesunningsnp.com