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Calls for bus bays on Stourport road to help passengers
NEW bays could be created next to two Stourport bus stops after concerns were raised about the safety of people getting on and off buses there.
Labour’s Jamie Shaw told a meeting of Stourport Town Council that the lack of bus bays at the Areley Common Village Hall and Princess Way (Redstone Lane) stops meant bus drivers were unable to pull into the kerb.
He said this was due to cars parked on the side of the roads near to the stops and it meant passengers were unable to get on and off the buses safely.
“Instead, they have to do so in the middle of the carriageway,”
added Mr Shaw. “Therefore on the grounds of public safety, we request the county council authorises the creation of bus bays at both locations.”
He added: “If there is a dedicated bus bay, there is a better chance that area will be free of parked cars. Buses will pull in and getting on the bus will be a simpler procedure.”
Parking on Princess Way has been an issue for residents for several months.
In March, Conservative town councillor Ken Henderson told The Shuttle vehicles had to mount the pavement to get through at some points in the road.
A county council spokesman said: “We understand the concerns raised and will look to review the suggestion for additional bus stop markings.”