Bus to the door - a flop in Lessebo and Uppvidinge
The local traffic introduced in Lessebo and Uppvidinge in March this year has not been successful. In total, only two people have used the service so far in both municipalities.
- It's sad and I don't know why no more people have used the service. We haven't analyzed it yet, ”says Carina Bengtsson (C), chair of the Kronoberg Region Traffic Commission.
Those staying one kilometer from a bus stop can order local transport. The trip must be booked at least three hours before and it will take you from your door to the nearest stop.
On the Kronoberg Region website, they write that local transport makes it a little easier to live in the countryside and that, for example, it becomes easier for young people to participate in various leisure activities.Successful service in Ljungby
In Kronoberg Region there are local traffic in six municipalities. The service was introduced in Växjö, Lessebo and Uppvidinge in March this year. Alvesta received local traffic last spring and Tingsryd in the fall of 2017. Ljungby Municipality has had the service for a long time and over 5 100 people have used it this year.
- We think it is a good thing that we have had in Ljungby municipality since 2012 and that is where it has started and succeeded. That's why we introduced it in more municipalities. But it has taken many years to get the message out in Ljungby, says Carina Bengtsson (C).
During the autumn, the traffic committee will evaluate the service and, among other things, look at whether there has been too little marketing or if the regulations need to be changed.