One would hope that in order to cut carbon emissions and in order to even ATTEMPT to put off the ever-nearing threat of the world being completely turned on its head by global warming for at least a few more decades, we would be encouraged to (as well as walk and ride bikes) use the public transport provided for us. From this Monday (26th February 2007), the Arriva bus prices have risen considerably. Whereas we have all been paying Â£2.50 for a day pass (and those who own connexions cards - which from Wednesday 28th February will be expired and will no longer be eligible to provide us with cheaper bus fares - have been paying Â£2.00), the price for a day pass is now Â£3.00.
This is the second time bus prices have been raised recently. Now, for most people, to travel from their homes to the centre of town and back again will cost them Â£3.20 for a return ticket. This is simply too much. This is simply too much especially for school and college students, like myself, and university students to be expected to pay.
Raising the bus prices will deter bus-riders from using the bus, encouraging them to use cars instead (one would hope that a person would use a bus if the distance is too great to walk, or if the person is unable to walk or ride a bike, and therefore their only option after the bus is a car). One bus could hold the same amount of people that approximately 13 5-seater cars could hold. That is a lot of cars and a lot of carbon.
Please sign this petition if you believe that the Arriva bus prices have been raised far too high and need to be lowered in order to keep us using the buses and continue to fight against global warming.
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