I would like to express my concerns through your paper regarding the proposed new Grenfell Bus Stop. I am a senior citizen who has used the bus service numerous times throughout the past and I have grave concerns about the new location for other elderly passengers as well as young mothers and families.
I feel that should the bus stop be moved to Forbes Street it will greatly affect passengers in a number of ways including -
*There are no amenities in the proposed new location
*There is very little lighting in the proposed new location
*Should a bus shelter be erected in the proposed new location it would leave very little footpath space for passengers getting on and off the busses
*I feel this decision was not discussed with the community and should it have been that the majority of residents would have voted to leave it where it has always been, outside the Grenfell Motel.
*Elderly passengers will feel unsafe in the proposed new location after dark.
*The current location is right outside amenities, the new VIC and Main Street shops
*In the event of inclement weather the new proposed location is completely unsuitable.
I strongly feel that this decision should have gone to a community consultation, moving the bus stop from it’s long term current position will have a negative effect on passengers, particularly the elderly and young families.
Gloria Stien – GRENFELL