Liberal Democrats in Luton are busy analysing the results of their annual survey of residents and the LibDem leader on Luton Council says with hundreds of survey forms returned one trend is clear and consistent. Luton residents are not happy that their Council is spending £90M on a guided busway.
“The survey forms ask for opinions on a range of issues and as expected we get a range of favourable and unfavourable replies,” says Lib Dem leader David Franks.
“But on the Busway opinion is clear as 96% of respondents have given the thumbs down to this expensive project. Most have said it is a complete waste of money and many have drawn attention to the Cambridge Busway which is more than a year overdue. The Cambridge scheme is said to be complete but it still cannot be opened for ‘technical reasons’. The contract to build the Luton-Dunstable Busway has been given to the same contractor.”
The Liberal Democrat residents’ survey was delivered to more than 25,500 homes in Luton and asks residents’ opinions on parks, street cleaning, traffic and other local issues. One question on the latest survey asked residents whether they agreed with the Council decision to spend £90M on the Luton-Dunstable Busway and 96% of respondents said they did not with many adding their own comments on the project.