OAPs' bus stop plight

PUBLISHED: 15:54 09 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:27 10 June 2010

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9: IMPROVED bus stops to help the elderly alight could soon become a reality following pressure from the Senior Council. Former town councillor and treasurer for the Exmouth and District Senior Council for Devon, Ron Roberts, highlighted the inadequacy of bu

IMPROVED bus stops to help the elderly alight could soon become a reality following pressure from the Senior Council.Former town councillor and treasurer for the Exmouth and District Senior Council for Devon, Ron Roberts, highlighted the inadequacy of bus stops in Dinan Way and at the top of Hulham Road near to Summer Lane.He said: "There are several stops in these places which have no hard standing for either waiting or alighting passengers, forcing the bus users to either step on or from a grassy, muddy verge or directly on to the road surface."He said this was 'not an acceptable' option for the elderly, infirm or for passengers with pushchairs - and highlighted the main stops of concern stretched from Dinan Way from the Prince of Wales pub to Poets and Thomas Close and Tennyson Way.He added: "In some cases there is a footpath located about a metre in from a kerb beyond a grassed strip and in others there is just no path near to the bus stop."Town clerk John Wokersien said: "We are hoping the work will soon be done.

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