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« Reply #180 on: October 20, 2017, 02:58:28 PM »

I have to wonder if Marvin is trying to generate a smoke screen to cover the council's fairly woeful performance, or indeed what he might have been smoking for that matter. 

As I see it, there's zero chance that Grayling or anyone else in the DfT is going to let Bristol build anything of significance with Chinese money. And indeed, why would the Chinese be bothered with mucking around in the UK when there are ample, much less risky opportunities in Asia, Africa and Latin America?

If Marvin wants to play the grand transport vision game, then he'd do much better to work with what he's got and work with NR to pull together a decent masterplan for Temple Meads and improve the local stations including the Severn Beach line
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« Reply #181 on: October 24, 2017, 09:09:56 PM »

Tonight there has been severe grid lock in Bradley Stoke and Patchway due to an accident on the M5/M4 interchange.

Whilst this might not be major news, the two areas have several stretches of single mixed use road, which Metrobus will use, so 200M+ spent and on evenings like tonight, Metrobus would be broken!

Surely a consultant at the start of the projection should have told them invest in rail, and use buses to link rail to communities and activities, and not run long bus routes with complicated congestion points.
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« Reply #182 on: October 24, 2017, 09:29:34 PM »

Not so long ago, a firm of apparently 'professional consultants' proposed that the Severn Beach Branch railway line should be concreted over and turned into a bus lane.  Roll Eyes


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« Reply #183 on: October 24, 2017, 11:57:59 PM »

Aye, and there's the rub...
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« Reply #184 on: October 25, 2017, 12:56:54 PM »

Judging by my admittedly infrequent and shallow browsing of the Post, crashes on the M5 and M4 round Bristol are a weekly event at this time of year.
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« Reply #185 on: November 03, 2017, 06:16:46 AM »

Picker this up on my data feed - conversation, no link back to source:

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Announcement from Bristol Metrobus whose system opens shortly. Cycles and taxis will be permitted in all the busways [excluding only the short guided section between Ashton Gate Park & Ride and Cumberland Road & the bus-only access ramp to the M32].

Confirmation?  Consequences?  Comment?
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« Reply #186 on: November 03, 2017, 09:59:03 AM »

Nothing showing on https://travelwest.info/metrobus

Very disappointed that I won't be allowed to ride my bicycle on the M32...  Cheesy
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Everyone who considered the question on its merits was convinced of the justice of the demand for a Greater Bristol, but... the interests of the Tory party were put before every other consideration and we do not think there is any endeavour to conceal the fact.
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« Reply #187 on: November 03, 2017, 10:08:26 AM »

Nothing showing on https://travelwest.info/metrobus

Very disappointed that I won't be allowed to ride my bicycle on the M32...  Cheesy

You can ride your bike up what everyone thinks is the M32 as far as the Ashley Road roundabout, as legally the motorway doesn't start until that junction. I have done it a few times.
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