Re: Extension of 315 Bus Route
Posted by: Fatcats
15 July, 2015 21:54
> Although a lot of people oppose the 315 bus
> extension, I for one am glad of it. All those that
> are complaining do not realise the benefits of
> this service as majority of those who are
> complaining are not from the Peabody estate - live
> in the nice big houses with the nice cars or have
> the mobility to cycle and walk, forgetting about
> how many of the elderly/those with disabilities
> and mobility problems actually live on the estate.
> The estate is at least 10 minutes from the nearest
> bus route which is via very steep hills which you
> cannot avoid, plus uneven pavement the council
> cannot be bothered to fix - makes it a treacherous
> journey to the supermarket or even any shop at all
> (Peabody Estate to West Norwood is more like a 20
> minute walk for someone that has no problems!).
> They need a direct route to West Norwood as
> although it is close and kind of walking distance,
> it isn't for those who are less than
> mobility-able. It also relieves the P13 and 201 a
> little for those who need the connection to
> Streatham (those who go to school or work in
> Streatham and beyond that direction for example,
> and do not want to pay extra for the train). It's
> also nice to have a direct route to Balham, even
> if this bus hardly ever comes when it says it
> will! But I for one say yay for the bus, not for
> me but for those that actually NEED it!
How many people who live on the Peabody estate have mobility problems or are disabled? I haven't seen any information about this whatsoever, no facts or figures or anything that would explain the rationale behind this proposal. A lot of people that will be affected by this new route live nowhere near the Peabody estate and have no way of knowing what the real need for this bus is.
And why can't the bus go up Norwood road if people want to go to west Norwood? Why does it have to be directed via residential roads that are already congested? Also please don't make assumptions about big cars and big houses. Some of us have neither, we just already have problems with traffic and don't want the situation on our streets to be even worse.