Said Cllr Cusack: “As we know there is a week long bus strike in the City commencing on Monday, April 25, which will affect all Ulsterbus and Metro users.
“While these workers are perfectly entitled to take action, if this strike is not prevented, we need to find ways of facilitating people who normally need to get to work, appointments or their children to school via these public services.
“While supportive, I’m keen to see this strike cause as little disruption and additional expense as possible to the people who depend on them.
“Many cannot afford taxis or other means of transportation, especially in the times we are in.
“That’s why I’m asking the public to help friends, neighbours and even strangers by offering to share car journeys in the same direction for the week.
“With the astronomical increase in petrol and diesel costs this could not only be a mutual short term gain but possibly a long term solution for some.
“Putting an offer out on social media or by word via your community could see a lot of stress alleviated for that week.
“I will also be offering a lift for anyone travelling to work near me stuck by the strike.”Tags: