Transport Minister Walter Roban extended an open invitation urging residents to “have their say” on the way forward for public transportation in Bermuda, in an online survey.

Speaking at a news conference yesterday Mr Roban said the Government was “relying on consultations with the public”.

“We are already hearing a chorus and consensus that we must make commuting and pedestrian life safer and far more comfortable,” said Mr Roban.

The survey, launched this week, is a follow through on the Progressive Labour Party’s Throne Speech pledge to produce a Green Paper outlining the future of on-island transport.

Mr Roban also noted that it has been close to two decades since Government took a “hard look” at improving the island’s public transportation system.

On that note, he said it was hard to find “any evidence that any administration has moved the needle with regard to reducing bad driving in Bermuda”.

“Yet every year it seems to get worse,” he added.

“It’s clear that making the required changes on our roads will require a collective effort.”

In the months ahead “various strategies” will be rolled out designed to make the island’s roads safer and “improve the experience of both private and public transportation”.

Bermudians, he said, are “very opinionated, especially about motoring”.

“Here’s your chance to have your say,” said Mr Roban.

The survey can be found online at gov.bm/transportsurvey.

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