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Rufus. The present bus service appears not to provide a viable service for too many people so that needs addressing. And becoming accustomed to driving from A to B for every journey has resulted in too many of us becoming unwilling to walk 5 yards. Many of those who would like to cycle daren't because of the volume of vehicles on the roads and behaviour of some of the drivers intimidates them. One of the results of this is that we are becoming increasingly inactive resulting in acute health problems, the cost of which will dwarf those caused by smoking but will be additional pressure (as if they need more pressure!) for the next generation of tax payers. HSSD is already unable to keep within its budget- we will need to become more responsible for maintaining our own good health and that means a good diet and increased levels of exercise. It therefore behoves our government to encourage us to walk and cycle more and that requires ensuring that the roads feel and are safe environments. The car might 'work' for you...... it might work for me too. But on a community level I don't think it does work when it is used to the exclusion of all else. As well as the health problems, there are also the significant environmental issues to consider and also the fact that a car-centric traffic policy is very isolating for those who cannot (for whatever reason- health, financial etc) drive/ own a car. A Transport Strategy is therefore necessary to work out how best we can balance our transport needs in a way that benefits our whole community. We need to look beyond what we each 'want' on an individual basis.