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To: Environment Canterbury

Save the Bromley Bus Service

We have ended our campaign as the cut off date for feedback on the 145 bus route was Friday August 10th at 5pm. Thank you all very much for your support! The petition has been handed in and an update on the future of the Bromley bus service is due before the end of August. Until then, we're crossing our fingers for a positive outcome for our community.
Follow this link to see a photo of Emma from bromley Community Centre meeting with E Can representatives to deliver the petition on Friday.
https://www.facebook.com/Bromleyccentre/photos/a.880001112053677.1073741828.191004664286662/1814789718574807/?type=3&theater

Save the Bromley Bus Service

Please retain some level of public bus service through the suburb of Bromley. By entirely discontinuing the Bromley end of the 145 bus route, as is currently proposed, the suburb will be left without a vital connection to essential services such as doctors, pharmacies, grocery stores, libraries and well-being providers. Please find a way to still provide a bus service to link the Bromley community to these services.

Why is this important?

As a result of decisions made through Environment Canterbury’s Long-Term Plan 2018-28 process, it has been decided the 145 route that currently runs from Westmorland to Eastgate will be changed.

The proposed options for public transport in the draft Long-Term Plan included that the six lowest-performing bus routes in Christchurch would be discontinued. Over 700 submissions were received about the public transport proposals, including many verbal submissions at the hearings held in late April and early May. These submissions were considered by the Councillors before the decisions about the final route changes were made. The new solution includes changes such as reducing frequency instead of entirely removing routes, and redirecting existing routes. Despite the new solution being reached, the section of the 145 bus route that currently services Bromley is still set to be discontinued. These changes are expected to be implemented in October 2018.

There is a high level of concern from residents and businesses regarding the discontinuation of the Bromley end of the 145, so Environment Canterbury are going to consider whether it might be possible to retain any level of service for this area at the same time. An update on these options will be shared with the Environment Canterbury Council in August 2018.

We are calling on Environment Canterbury to retain public transport services in our neighbourhood, as the walk to reach alternative bus routes is not manageable by many of the people who currently use the 145. It's not practical for people with mobility limitations to make the walk. We fear that without the vital bus service link to places such as Eastgate and the associated social experiences and essential services that some people, particularly the elderly, will become more socially isolated.

This petition has been organised by staff and users of the Bromley Community Centre, 45 Bromley Road.
Please sign the petition to add your voice.

Bromley, Christchurch, New Zealand

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Reasons for signing

  • I heard about it at a comedy skit at the Carlton and I was sold
  • Low socioeconomic area, public transport is vital... also Grandpa Figgs comedy night convinced me too
  • My friend told me to sign it

Updates

2018-08-13 10:28:18 +1200

Thanks for all your support everybody! We delivered the petition to Environment Canterbury on Friday and are due to hear another bus update later this month. Follow this link to see a photo of Emma from Bromley Community Centre delivering the petition to representatives from E Can.
https://www.facebook.com/Bromleyccentre/photos/a.880001112053677.1073741828.191004664286662/1814789718574807/?type=3&theater

2018-08-04 13:45:19 +1200

100 signatures reached

2018-08-03 11:01:57 +1200

Thanks to everybody who has signed so far!! We are aiming to have at least a couple of hundred signatures by August 10th when we will pass our petition to E Can, who are inviting feedback on the changes up until 5pm on Friday August 10th.
To further voice your concerns, E Can invites people to email metroreview@ecan.govt.nz or phone 03 366 8855, again please do this by 5pm Friday August 10th.

Spread the link to the petition around over the next week so we can get as many signatures as possible!

2018-07-28 22:57:41 +1200

50 signatures reached

2018-07-25 06:39:49 +1200

25 signatures reached

2018-07-24 17:01:46 +1200

10 signatures reached