ISSUE: Campaign for Bus Link to Hammersmith                               

Do you want a bus service from Putney to Hammersmith via Barnes?

There is a petition out to get one……

There is a petition out to extend the existing 22 Bus Route to connect Putney with Barnes and Hammersmith. Copies of the petition are available at the following sites:

· Simmonds Chemist, Lower Richmond Road
· Patricia Abbey Florists, Lower Richmond Road
· Oddbins, Lower Richmond Road
· Threshers, Lower Richmond Road
· Rocks Lane Tennis & Football Centre, Barnes
· All Saints Church, Putney Common
· The Wetlands Centre, Barnes

You can add your support in four ways:

1. Signing the petition at any of the above locations
2. Writing to: Peter Bradley London Buses 172 Buckingham Palace Road London SW1W 9TN
3. Writing to Tony Colman MP at The Houses of Commons or you can contact through his web-site.
4. Contact London Buses through their on-line form

The petition reads as follows:

We the undersigned request the establishment of a direct link from Putney Bridge to Hammersmith via Barnes, preferably by an extension to the 22 bus route.

This would be of benefit because:

  • Barnes is only one mile away but as there is no direct transport link, people are forced to use cars. This adds to the traffic and parking congestion, which is a major problem in South West London.
  • Many children from West Putney attend schools in Hammersmith including St. Paul's Boys and Girls Schools, Godolphin, Latymer Upper & Lower Schools, Sacred Heart, Colet Court and Bute House. At present many of them are driven, as parents are understandably reluctant to allow their children to walk across the common alone, especially in the winter months. This again adds to traffic congestion.
  • Many commuters from West Putney would benefit from access to the Piccadilly Line Tube and a better link Heathrow Airport.
  • Residents of Putney would also benefit from easier access to the shopping facilities in Hammersmith.
  • The valuable new resource of the Wildfowl and Wetland Centre has no link with Putney so that all visitors by tube have to approach from Hammersmith. This lack of choice may force more visitors into using their cars thus causing more pollution and congestion.



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