To: NSW Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian MP.
Bus Stops not Buck Passing
please fund local government to provide safe all weather bus stops in Sydney, so that all people can use the public transport system. Please end the buck passing between local and NSW State Government and provide funding for functional new bus stops.
Why is this important?
Bus users get a raw deal! Many bus stops in Sydney are hard to find, located by unsightly pieces of metal hanging of telegraph poles. When you can find them they are poorly lit, often bus drivers not seeing you. When the weather is poor you get burnt to a crisp, particularly when temperatures average 30+ degrees when its hot, and you get drenched when it rains.
This is not good enough! You have funded the rail network, so please consider funding all bus stops in Sydney to make sure they are comfortable and accessible for all people, particularly wheel chair and pram users as well as the general public.
Bus transport is critical for people to get to work, education and shopping. 55% of all bus stops in Australia are meant to be accessible (continuous path of travel etc) by 2012, under the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act (1992) Transport Standards'. This will not be achieved unless there is funding made available.
How it will be delivered
Western Sydney Public Transport Users will hold a press conference and deliver these signatures to NSW Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian MP.