This BRT project should be scrapped
AKEY point in Pip Sheard's comments about the so called bus rapid transit system is when she lists the number of changes from road to guided bus lanes on the short run from Ashton Vale to the M shed.
She calculates there are no fewer than seven of these.
And each of them, as has been seen with the guided bus lanes in Cambridgeshire, is a potential hazard.
Surely any scheme that includes so many added obstacles should be a non-starter.
Dyson DC50i - Bagless upright vacuum cleaner - BALL Technology -...View details
Thisi is Dyson's smallest upright vacuum cleaner with the performance of a full size upright machine. The DC50i has Dyson's most advanced cleaner head technology and 2 Tier RadialTM cyclones.
Terms: LIMITED STOCK OFFER. FREE delivery to most UK postcodes - Next working day dispatch.
Contact: 01664 491439
Valid until: Monday, May 27 2013
But then this scheme should never have got this far.
Bristol City Council has pursued it not because it is the best option but because it is the only one left.
And that is no way to select a public transport system.
BRT is a bizarre hybrid of bus and train without the benefits of combining the two.
It is contrived, costly and championed only by those who see it as a way of chalking up a political point.
The BRT would be disruptive to build and would not improve Bristol's transport network.
Mayor George Ferguson needs to scrap this scheme. Just because the government money is on the table does not mean we have to spend it in this way.
If we do we may well live to regret it and sooner rather than later.