SHEFFIELD bus passengers are being invited to have their say on ambitious proposals to improve the city’s bus network.
Views on the plans, which include optimised key routes into the city centre and better access to employment and training sites, can be given to Sheffield Bus Partnership in a public consultation until Friday 31 July 2015.
Feedback will be used to inform bus service changes, which are expected to be implemented from 31 October 2015.
People can take part online at travelsouthyorkshire.com/sbp, via paper feedback forms from customer service desks at Sheffield and Rotherham Interchanges, or at consultation drop-in sessions at:
• Meadowhall Interchange, 8 July from 4 – 6.30pm
• Bradway Community Hall, 10 July from 4 – 7pm
• Chapeltown Community Centre, 11 July from 12.15 – 2.15pm
• Ecclesfield Library, 13 July from 4 - 6.30pm
• Fox Hill Involve Community Hub, 14 July from 4 – 7pm
• Firth Park Centre For Life, 15 July from 4 – 6.30pm
• Woodhouse Library, 16 July from 3 – 5.30pm
• Sheffield Interchange, 17 July from 4 – 6.30pm
• Arundel Gate Interchange, 18 July from 2 – 4.30pm
• Crystal Peaks Library, 20 July from 3 – 5.30pm
• Hillsborough Interchange, 21 July from 4 – 6.30pm
• Bents Green Methodist Church, 22 July from 4 – 7pm
The proposals come as transport authorities progress the aims drawn in Sheffield City Region’s (SCR) Devolution Deal to improve local bus travel, by building on the success of the Sheffield Bus Partnership agreement between Sheffield City Council (SCC), South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) and bus operators First South Yorkshire, Stagecoach in Sheffield and Sheffield Community Transport.
Councillor Terry Fox, cabinet member for transport and the environment at Sheffield City Council, said: “I would encourage people across Sheffield to take part in this consultation and have their say on plans to improve bus services in the city.
“It’s easy to take part – whether online, on a paper feedback form or in person – so it would be great if as many people as possible joined in and helped to shape the future of bus travel in Sheffield.”
For more information visit travelsouthyorkshire.com/sbp