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I am a perennial car user, I'm somewhat ashamed to say. Maybe if at least some of the common reasons people don't use the buses could be actually addressed, it may help, or is that too much common sense? Many bus stops are inadequate and hardly a joy to stand at. Out here to the country, ay, at dusk, it's quite frankly dangerous to stand close to the edge of the road with a tonne of oncoming traffic and nothing more than a painted bus stop sign on the road for protection. The fares are too high, and I refuse to pay so much for the inconvenience of standing in the rain for god knows how long so I can either a. Be ferried half way round the island for 30 mins plus when the same trip in the car would be more direct and half the time or b. as has happened twice on the few occasions I decided to give it a go, have the bus not turn up at all, and have to use the car anyway and be made late in the process. It also irks me that these bloody great lumbering vehicles have been forced upon us at some considerable expense just so they can drive round and round, half empty, not doing our roads any good whatsoever, and invariable forcing me as a fellow road user into the hedge of up on the pavement to avoid being smacked as it comes haring round the corner taking up most the road. Better bus stops, smaller, more frequent buses and a reasonable fare may well encourage me to give it a go, but failing that, as the years advance, I have no intention of putting myself through that til the Dr says I can't drive my Lambourgini any more, at which point, I'll have more time and patience, and may well resort to a horse and cart...!