More Living Roof Bus Shelters for Witney
Four new bus shelters have been installed in Witney as part of a joint project by Oxfordshire County Council and Witney Town Council following a review of bus stops in Witney. Both councils worked with bus shelter contractor, Externiture, to look at how improvements could be made.
The majority of the funding for the project has come from Oxfordshire County Council, as the work also includes kerb changes and additional hardstanding to make bus stops more accessible for residents.
The shelters have sedum living roofs which will help toward both Council’s climate objectives.
Contrasting, green coloured seats are designed to assist visually impaired passengers. The changes demonstrate a commitment to enhancing active travel options and travel routes for all.
Cllr Smith, Leader of Witney Town Council said:
“The council is delighted to be working with Oxfordshire County Council to bring new and updated shelters for waiting for buses. The county has adopted the style that has worked well on Burwell, with the living roof (the first in Oxfordshire!). We continue to encourage and support travel by bus.”
Councillor Andrew Gant, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport Management, said:
“Many people rely on the bus to get them where they need to be, and we want to improve public transport wherever we can. So, it’s great news that these shelters with their innovative living roofs will soon be in place, making life more pleasant for passengers while they wait.”
The new shelters are located at Newland, High Street and Thorney Leys (x2). Temporary bus stops will be located nearby, for the duration of the works.