RESIDENTS, businesses and visitors are being urged to have their say over the future of bus services and transport in Wiltshire – including in Salisbury.
Wiltshire Council is asking for comments to help inform the draft Public Transport Policy, which aims to support road-based public transport countywide to help achieve environmental, social, and economic goals, while also ensuring value for money public transport services.
The council said the Public Transport Policy aims to:
• Ensure that residents can access essential facilities and services using public transport, promoting a high quality of life for all.
• Encourage residents to choose public transport for their daily journeys to and from work, reducing traffic congestion and carbon emissions.
• Provide reliable and convenient public transport options for visitors to Wiltshire, enabling them to explore the county’s attractions without relying on private cars.
The consultation provides an opportunity for people and organisations to voice their opinions, share their experiences, and propose ideas that will help shape the future of sustainable public transport in the county.
Cllr Caroline Thomas, cabinet member for transport, said: “We are committed to creating a more sustainable and accessible public transport system that enhances the lives of our residents, supports our local economy, and preserves our beautiful county.
“But we need the help of our communities to do this, and that’s why I’d urge people to take part in this consultation and have their say.
“Your feedback is invaluable in helping us achieve these objectives, so please participate in the consultation and let your voice be heard.”
The consultation begins today (Tuesday, October 3) and ends at 11.59pm on Friday, November 10.
To find out more and to take part in the survey, people should go to wiltshirebusreview.commonplace.is.