Published: 6th Apr 2021

People living in ‘left behind’ neighbourhoods are disconnected from town and city centres because of poor public transport links, according to a new report. The report – Connecting communities: improving transport to get ‘left behind’ neighbourhoods back on track – produced by Campaign for Better Transport with data from the Oxford Consultants for Social Inclusion (OCSI) for the All-Party Parliamentary Group for ‘left behind’ neighbourhoods, highlights how people living in these areas, are reliant on public transport but have less access to it, compared to other places across England. The report found ‘left behind’ areas with the poorest connectivity are predominantly located in coastal areas and on the outskirts of post-industrial towns and cities in the North and the Midlands. As a result of continuing bus and rail service decline, people living in ‘left behind’ communities face greater difficulties in accessing essential services. The report found people these areas must … (To read the full article, subscribe below)