Woman hails 'common sense' decision to install safer temporary bus stop

PUBLISHED: 06:30 05 February 2017

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A Budleigh Salterton woman has praised the installation of a temporary bus stop on the edge of the town, near to the Knowle Village turn.

Gina Martin, of Knowle Road, has been arguing that the permanent stop, a shed built into a wall at the side of a road, is unsafe.

After lobbying town and county councils for action, a new temporary stop has been put in place on the pavement nearby.

Gina said: “I think we need to celebrate the fact that common sense has won.

“The traffic is always whizzing down Knowle Hill and we were told by one bus driver to move to the corner by the ‘Welcome to Budleigh Salterton’ sign.

“Another driver then told us they were not insured to pick up from that corner.”

Gina contacted the town council and there were meetings with the Devon County Council’s highways team.

She added that she is pleased the temporary bus stop has been put in place and would like to see it become a permanent feature in the future.

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