Bus gives motorists a break

City of Belmont manager of property and economic developmen Jay Hardisan, Mayor Phil Marks, Alexandra McCauliffe and Demelza Leonard of Belmont Forum, Belmont chief executive Stuart Cole, Graeme Glass of Perron Group and Stacie Thomson of Belmont Forum.  Picture: Martin Kennealey           d436313
City of Belmont manager of property and economic developmen Jay Hardisan, Mayor Phil Marks, Alexandra McCauliffe and Demelza Leonard of Belmont Forum, Belmont chief executive Stuart Cole, Graeme Glass of Perron Group and Stacie Thomson of Belmont Forum. Picture: Martin Kennealey         d436313

From getting through traffic to finding a spot to park, sometimes it can cause more hassle than it�s worth.

The City of Belmont believes it has found a solution for this and from April 28 residents can get on board.

The City will operate a free shuttle bus service, BUSlink, that will connect businesses and their workers in Belmont Business Park to Belmont Forum and major retailers along the route.

The initiative is a result of a survey held last year of companies in Belmont Business Park to identify travel patterns and services that workers would like to use during their work day.

Chief executive Stuart Cole said the City had responded directly to the local business community�s needs.

�In order to make Belmont an attractive place to work and do business, the City is committed to improving alternative transport solutions in its commercial and industrial districts,� he said.

�This is one step to minimise vehicle use and provide better economic opportunities for businesses and employees, as well as supporting retailers at Belmont Forum and along the BUSlink route.�