A concerned resident of Vieux-Fort is calling on the relevant authorities to repair or build a new bus shelter located at the Vieux Fort /Laborie Highway bus terminal.
The resident, who asked not to be named, told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) on Friday, that the roof of the current bus shelter is falling apart and the seats are no longer useful.
“We the public have no protection from the sun or rain, nor a proper waiting area for a bus. We have no toilet facilities if nature calls while we wait,” the male resident explained.
The man went on to state that even the bus drivers are without toilet facilities.
But more importantly, the resident thinks it is unsafe for pedestrians when crossing the highway, even though there is a pedestrian crossing. The crossing, he said, is situated directly in front of the first bus.
“Pedestrians are at risk of being hit by incoming traffic, because it is difficult to spot them until they step onto the road in front of the parked minibus,” he explained.
The man said while it is true that drivers should drive with due care and caution on the highway, he has witnessed otherwise.
As such, he is advising the authorities to erect a speed hump in that same area to avoid accidents.