31 Mar 2008

Green Party Principal Speaker campaigns against destruction of Bristol-Bath Cycle route

Green Party Principal Speaker campaigns against destruction of Bristol-Bath Cycle route.

'I am appalled that the oldest cycle route in Britain is under threat. This is a slap in the face for all of those of us working for climate change action and frankly it will lead to more deaths on the road. When I lived in the West Country in the 1980s and 1990s I must have used the route 100s of times, it makes for fast, safe cycling. We should not be destroying such an essential piece of cycling infrastructure. Cyclists should be able to cycle away from cars and lorries, this scheme will kill. It is utter madness that we should be fighting to conserve environmentally sound projects and infrastructure.

Bristol Green Party councillor Charlie Bolton is putting a motion to preserve the cycle path, he has my support and that of the whole Green Party'



This is from Charlie

Hi Derek

you may or may not be aware that the West of England partnership has come forward with a proposal to put a bus rapid transit line down the Bristol to Bath cycle path.

This is causing a furore locally

See on line petition at

http://epetitions.bristol.gov.uk/activepetitions.php


with 9,300 signatures

Also see our website

http://bristolgreenparty.org.uk/east/cyclepath.htm

I have submitted a motion to the full council on April 1st trying to stop the proposal

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