Councils' praise for bus routes - do you agree?
THE £78 million Greater Bristol Bus Network has been one of the more controversial council projects of recent years.
The brainchild of the four former Avon authorities, it involves changes to 10 major bus routes in a bid to make services more reliable.
In a region that desperately needs better public transport, you would have thought millions of pounds of investment would be seen as a good thing.
Yet week after week the Evening Post has received letters from people with concerns about the scheme.
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Work on the 10 projects is now winding down, with the final routes set to be up and running by next month.
Next week we will be speaking to Bristol's man in charge of transport Tim Kent about the GBBN project and what benefits he feels it has brought the city.
So we want to know what you really think. Whether you're a passenger who has used one of the existing routes or a driver who has been affected by alterations to road layouts this is your chance to have your views put to Mr Kent.
You could be a cyclist or a pedestrian that has seen changes along your regular trips because of the showcase bus routes.
Have they made your journey worse or better?
You may have concerns about one of the routes that have yet to be completed.
Traders and residents in Fishponds and Clifton still have objections to showcase routes which go through their areas, though the council says the short term inconvenience of roadworks is worth the long term gain.
These two routes, along with Wells Road, are due to be completed by the end of next month.
Work on the M32 bus lane and the A369 Bristol to Portishead are also due to be finished by March.
The A370 from Bristol to Weston- super-Mare was the first of 10 bus routes to be upgraded, and was unveiled last March.
The A367 Bath to Midsomer Norton route was finished in June.
Two more routes were finished last October, Bristol to Cribbs Causeway via Parkway and Mangotsfield to Cribbs Causeway.
And the A4 Bristol to Bath route was completed at the end of last year, but not before a torrent of criticism from commuters and traders who complained off endless traffic jams.
The four councils say journey times have improved on the routes that have been completed.
The question is, does the public agree?