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Public asked to give views on transport

Transport minister Walter Roban (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

A survey is to be carried out to gauge public views on Bermuda’s public and privation transport policy.

Walter Roban, Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs, said that the Government was “relying on consultations with the public”.

Mr Roban added: “We are already hearing a chorus and consensus that we must make commuting and pedestrian life safer and far more comfortable”.

He said that launch of the survey was part of the Government’s Throne Speech pledge for a Green Paper on the future of the island’s transport network.

Mr Roban added it was hard to find “any evidence that any administration has moved the needle with regard to reducing bad driving in Bermuda” and that “every year it seems to get worse.”

He said that it had been about two decades since the Government took a “hard look” at ways to improve transport.

He said: “It’s clear that making the required changes on our roads will require a collective effort.”

Mr Roban added: “I have been gratified to see the impact made by the iconic Bermuda film A Piece of the Rock and the commitment of The Royal Gazette in their continuing road safety campaign Drive for Change.”

Mr Roban said “various strategies” designed to make island roads safer and “improve the experience of both private and public transportation” would take shape over the next few months.

He added that Bermudians were “very opinionated, especially about motoring” and the survey was their chance to contribute their views.

The survey is at gov.bm/transportsurvey