It’s good to see that Ben seems to be focusing on walking and cycling. However I’m guessing Ben didn’t get the more recent memo from the council where they admitted that the East Park And Ride would have no effect on congestion and that it was all about ‘future’ required capacity. This is all going on while in Wiltshire plans are moving ahead to open up Corsham Train Station with a high capacity car park sometime 2019 onwards. What’s significant about this is that they are predicting 400,000 journeys a year with a focus on people wanting to get to Swindon. Corsham could become a Bath Park and Rail site and double that number of journeys from that train station. I hope BaNES are supporting the case for opening the Corsham Train Station and in particular working with Wiltshire to create a good park and rail option for Bath.
Bath’s city roads are now operating at maximum capacity – says the city’s MP Ben Howlett – and that means any accident or obstruction within the system is causing chaos.
He’s jumped into the traffic issue fray by urging B&NES to pull its finger out and take measures to ease things.
London Road traffic.
Mr Howlett says Bath city centre has seen even worse congestion than normal in recent days.
In a statement he says, “It is increasingly clear that the city’s roads are at maximum capacity and that any accident, or obstruction causes widespread traffic issues. I am therefore calling on the Council to place renewed energy behind the Integrated Transport Strategy, which has received cross party support, to improve cycle paths, create safer non-car routes to schools and facilitate a stronger focus on walking in the city.
I also urge the Council to take the long overdue…
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