Better plan now if you’re at the mercy of OC Transpo – the Bells Corners transit cuts take effect Sept. 4, so you might want to consult the travel planner.
I wish we could cut the salaries and expense accounts of politicians and City managers instead of cutting transit service and raising fares. Not everyone in Bells Corners can afford (or wants) to own a car! Not everyone gets a $6000-a-year car subsidy like Rick. Traffic congestion, infrastructure costs and environmental damage would soar if they did.
Oh well, there’ll be no shortage of customers for the Bells Corners FREE Bike-taxi now that bus service to large parts of the community has been eliminated. Maybe some people will fill in the gaps by turning to cycling to get around Bells Corners – you can get a refurbished bike from Recyclore.org at St. Paul’s for almost nothing (or even for free from the Bells Corners FREE Bike-share).
Re: Bus route changes will test the limits of Ottawa Hospital rehab patients, July 29.
Though Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre patients will be among the hardest hit by budget cuts, transit users everywhere are discovering how difficult it will be to get around the city.
The new OC Transpo travel planner, unveiled a mere month before service cuts, reveals longer commute times, more walking, or completely cancelled service.
City council politely heard public input, and just as politely ignored it – I can only hope they’ll pay attention when they are voted out of office next election.