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The Mayor of Bristol: please stop BRT2
  • Petitioning The Mayor of Bristol

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The Mayor of Bristol

The Mayor of Bristol: please stop BRT2

    1. Petition by

      john knee

      Bristol, United Kingdom

Dear Mayor of Bristol, please stop BRT2 for the following reasons:

1. This proposed diesel bus service will destroy the recreational enjoyment of part of Bristol’s Harbour, the Avon New Cut and Ashton Vale fields by introducing noise, air pollution, ugliness and traffic.
2. 60 buses an hour (from 3 BRT routes) crossing Prince Street bridge and using Wapping Road and Prince St by 2016 at peak times is unacceptable and unworkable.
3. Bristol Council tax payers are expected to fund 80% of any overspend on this high risk project.
4. Space will be taken away from cyclists and pedestrians in now well used areas.
5. The Harbour steam train to Create will not operate for 2 years during BRT2 construction.
6. BRT2 includes no new bus services. The proposed BRT service (rerouted from Hotwell Road) will be a less comfortable and longer route for most existing passengers. With changes to road layouts, existing services could be improved at a fraction of the expected cost.


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 3,000 signatures
    2. Ashton Avenue Bridge

      john knee
      Petition Organizer

      Many people will have heard that many damaging elements of BRT2 live on, although the Mayor has announced that the route will not run through the harbour area; or on Prince Street Bridge and the railway line to Create. A particular focus for us at the moment is the impact on Ashton Avenue Bridge. The bridge is in a lovely non-motorised riverside setting and is extremely heavily used by people walking; cycling and running. A special poster can be downloaded at http://stopbrt2.org.uk/new-poster-our-supporters-display
      3, 4 and 6 of our petition statement still apply (as does 1 in part) so we are continuing to collect signatures.
      Best wishes


    3. Reached 2,000 signatures
    4. George Ferguson open letter to the Labour leader-BRT re-assessment

      john knee
      Petition Organizer

      Labour have agreed to join the new cabinet and Mark Bradshaw is likely to be the cabinet member for transport and infrastructure. George Ferguson has written an open letter to the Labour group leader in which he says 'To reassess the existing BRT proposals and to approach Government for flexibility in applying BRT funding to other schemes, enhancing the rail infrastructure and Bristol Metro scheme and to provide an improved and more affordable bus service, including seeking to establish a comprehensive scheme of reduced young people's travel'

    5. Reached 1,000 signatures
    6. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Jamie Shopland BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 16 hours ago

      It is important because I do still walk alongside the harbour and find it a beautiful place to walk, it inspires me on the walk to work. I would rather walk than catch a bus. Why create bus lanes - there are already too many, If you are going to build a rapid transport system why not build a subway? underground with instant transport possibilities, you have to start somewhere! London didnt get its underground by not coming together and starting the ball rolling.. Even if its a triangle system where there are 3 or 4 points that you can catch a bus to, then switch onto the underground using the same ticket.. This will stop a lot of traffic.. and keep the beautiful city and its history intact, they could even join the trainlines onto the underground network, we have parkway, clifton, temple meads, stapleton road, bedminster, plenty of opportunities to be had! Just dont take away our path! Even when I walk home from town I could use a taxi, but because how nice the walk is I prefer this walk.. You can't deny the people that!

      • about 18 hours ago

      I live in this area and it cause problems for me not only on my walk to work, but also my use of the chocolate path and bridge for exercise. Many people use this cycle route and altering it will be disruptive...not to mention dangerous! George Ferguson claims he wants more people to walk/cycle to work by introducing RPZs and yet it seems to me it is more about forcing the public to use public transport and spend their hard earned money.

      Allowing this to happen will be a sad thing.

      • 2 months ago

      I do not want an increase of cars and buses constantly running past my front door

    • Charlie Salisbury BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 months ago

      I'm a cyclist - I don't want disel from these buses polluting my lungs and potentially causing heartattacks.

      • 4 months ago

      Because this is a totally ill thought out design which will have minimal benefit for Bristolians at the cost of losing some nice environments.


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