Southwark Green Party stands against Transport for London and Sadiq Khan's proposed cuts to buses in Southwark.
If these cuts go ahead, it will harm many residents of Southwark who can least afford to lose these services. Many of us will find it harder to get to work, see family and friends, or attend essential services. During a climate emergency we need to encourage and expand these vital public transport options, not cut them and at the same time support and promote active travel options.
Local campaigner in Nunhead & Queens Road, Richard Taylor says "The loss of the 12 and 78 services would have a particularly bad impact on
communities in Nunhead, Peckham and Dulwich because so many depend on these particular routes."
While the disastrous Conservative government has been playing politics with London's finances, starting Transport for London of much-needed money, the Mayor's proposal to cut these services is not the answer. These cuts disproportionately impact the most vulnerable in our community - many of whom rely on these services every day.
We encourage everyone affected by these cuts to:
- respond to the public consultation which closes on 12 July
- sign the London Green Party petition to fight to keep our buses
- contact Green London Assembly Member Sian Berry, Chair of the Transport Committee ([email protected]) outlining how these propsals will affect you
The 21 bus routes at risk are 4, 11, 12, 14, 16, 24, 31, 45, 72, 74, 78, 242, 521, C3, D7, N11, N16, N31, N72, N74, N242.