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Over 40% of households in Filey ward do not own a car. Many of these will be older, more vulnerable people who find it most difficult to travel.
The local rail service is much valued both for residents and to promote the area as a tourist destination. The newly introduced year round Sunday Service on the Scarborough to Hull line is welcomed.
Further developments to rail services are supported, including infrastructure developments to support a direct service to York.
In terms of bus travel, the Concessionary Fares scheme has provided opportunities for older people to use bus services locally and nationally at no cost. However, the scheme has on occasion resulted in reduced passenger comfort with overcrowding on some routes.
Access to the seafront remains an issue and many local residents would like to see a shuttle service or land train providing easier access to the seafront area from the Town centre. This is considered to be of benefit for both residents and visitors to the town.
The environmental impact of transport emissions is recognised and a concern.
Access to the hospital is difficult for some residents and parking at the hospital can be difficult and expensive.
Areas for action
Improved public transport information available within the Town, including Community Transport information. Display the town map/guide at a suitable location at the bus station and car park. Improved signage from the bus station.
Continued lobbying for improvements in rail services and frequency on the Scarborough – Hull line, including a shuttle service between Bridlington and Filey.
Improved access to the seafront (could include shuttle, road train or lift/escalator structure).
Promotion of safe walking and cycling and encouragement for residents and visitors to use other transport options rather than the private car. This would have environmental benefits and also help to reduce congestion is key areas, particularly in the summer.
Consider the feasibility of a circular service from the Park and Ride to the Hospital.
Better integration of tickets, with integrated tickets for bus and rail that can be used across all public transport services in the Borough.