Go easy on public transport says Metro Mayor.

There simply seems to be a mental block on Mayor Tim Bowles on *enabling* walking and cycling during the next 2+ years when social distancing is necessary and public transport is at 15% capacity. Really unsure what to make of it.


Go easy on public transport says the West of England Mayor, Tim Bowles, in a call to businesses and organisations in the region to play their part in reducing pressure on services as lockdown restrictions are progressively eased.

The Government’s phased plan to get people back to work is underway. The West of England Combined Authority, as Regional Transport Authority, is working with transport providers and businesses to ensure that public transport is increased to meet the needs of businesses and local communities while operating in line with Government guidance.

The Mayor is asking for businesses to do what they can to reduce pressure on the transport network particularly at peak times by advising their staff on how to travel safely and adapting working arrangements where possible.

Tim Bowles, West of England Mayor, said: “We all have a part to play in reducing the pressure on our public transport services as we start to safely ease lockdown restrictions…

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