The city is asking for public feedback on a community bus route beginning in March.

Peterborough Transit is launching a new bus route that will serve malls, grocery stores, seniors’ homes, medical clinics and the hospital.

It’ll be available to all residents, but is geared toward seniors and residents with mobility issues. The new service offers an alternative for those who typically use the Handi-Van, or who find using the city bus challenging.

The city’s aim is to make transit more appealing to residents, particularly seniors, said Sue Sauve, city transportation demand management planner.

“I think for that group in particular this community bus has some potential to meet their needs,” Sauve said.

A minibus, seating up to 15 citizens and four wheelchairs, will run the route. The bus will be barrier free with a wide door.

The service will run seven days a week from 9:20 a.m. to 5:20 p.m., on an hourly basis.

 

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