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Author Topic: 17th December 2018 - the start of toll free Severn Bridges  (Read 408 times)
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« on: October 02, 2018, 06:48:01 pm »

Just seen that tolls are being removed from the Severn Bridges earlier than previously planned.

What do members expect to see in effects?
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2018, 07:04:31 pm »

My parents. More often.

(They live in wales)
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2018, 08:46:44 pm »

M4 traffic jams more often
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2018, 09:07:40 pm »

M32 traffic jams more often. And similar in Cardiff.
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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2018, 11:37:57 am »

Quite so.  The toll booths mean that the traffic on from there is spaced out to a degree.  The likely effect is that the westbound Brynglas Tunnel peak time queues will be back almost to Junction 23 instead of 24.   
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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2018, 12:37:11 pm »

In addition to which, it will mean more road traffic across the Severn generally, as some people switch from train or bus to car and some start making journeys they would otherwise have deemed not worthwhile.
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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2018, 12:53:44 pm »

Don't worry.

When the Welsh who have never visited Bristol belore and those paying a return visit have found they have to pick their way past open air dormitories of the street sleepers hostel, past occupied concrete bedrolls alongside concrete bedside cabinets the tops are which are cluttered with empty cans of what was the dormitories occupants last refreshment in a restricted area in which consumption of certain refreshments as those contained in the empty cans is prohibited demonstrates the bye-law is clearly not being monitored plus having to walk past further street dwellers requesting 'any change' for their next 4-pack purchase  and street buskers playing out of tune instruments those visitors from tother side of the Severn will say, "Visit Bristol, never again".
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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2018, 03:23:14 pm »

Its odd that one of the reasons for cancelling the expansion to the Mall@Cribbs was lack of traffic infrastructure, whilst this change should have been synchronised with a Park and Ride, with train access, in North Bristol.
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