Defend bus subsidy

GREG Miles’ timely report (Observer, January 5), ‘Bus campaigners urge residents to fight cuts’, should be supported by all who care for those depending upon bus subsidies for essential mobility.

Cutting bus subsidies undermines an inclusive community, penalising non-car users and marginalising the young and elderly, the vulnerable and disabled, and people who cannot afford their own transport.

We have a shared social responsibility to protect essential and environmentally-friendly public transport subsidies.

Let’s all defend the 47 bus subsidy.

Peter Lansley

Cedar Drive,