Category Archives: Cycling Demonstration City

A capital idea

Chris Hutt at the Green Bristol Blog has been casting a critical eye over proposed Cycling City expenditure this week. Meanwhile Tory Councillor Geoff Gollop is asking difficult questions (pdf) about the city’s latest money-pit, the Museum of Bristol, which … Continue reading

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20 MPH zones don't work!

The Green end of the Bristol blogosphere’s been getting rather excited about 20mph zones for the majority of residential streets in Bristol. Not everyone’s convinced … A guest post by 2nd Anonymous 20 MPH zones haven’t made any difference for … Continue reading

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RED TROUSER GATE: the Cabinet questions

Here’s the answers to Ashley Fox’s questions to Cabinet on Thursday regarding the Railway Path land sell-off. The Blogger’s comments are in red. It’s certainly a fascinating insight into the quality of governance we’re getting: Questions from Councillor Ashley Fox … Continue reading

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RED TROUSER GATE: If Bristol City Council made lager …

If there’s ever a competition to find the crappest investigation in the world. Ever. Then Bristol City Council should enter their Complaints Manager, Tim Sheppard’s absolutely pathetic attempt to investigate the circumstances of the sale of Railway Path land at … Continue reading

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Simon Caplan's slander watch: day 1

“Please can you stick to the issues and not hide behind your anonymity to slander employees at the council who are doing their best to communicate information to the public and playing their part in promoting road safety,” whines city … Continue reading

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PR of the week

Step forward Bristol City Council’s Kate Hartas … As the only person in Bristol who’s seemingly oblivious to the longstanding antipathy between motorists and cyclists in the city, Kate was handed the job of spinning the council’s controversial plan to … Continue reading

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Bristol first!

“It’s a world first,” thunders Merchant Venturer George Ferguson on the subject of the ‘cycle houses’ he’s planning to build on the Bristol and Bath Railway Path. Er, no it isn’t George. Even leaving aside the fact that the ‘bridge’ … Continue reading

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The empire strikes back

George Ferguson and his shadowy money men from Square Peg have been on the internet today desperately attempting to apply some positive spin to their beleaguered Railway Path development. They’ve even knocked together a special logo (above) to try and … Continue reading

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Railway Path: that leaked document in full

Here’s that leaked briefing note on the Railway Path from council officers to councillors in full. I understand it originated in the Property Services Department, hence the blatant arse covering exercise we find early on – “Instructions were subsequently given … Continue reading

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There goes the parks strategy …

There’s a nice story over on the Green Bristol Blog that’s discovered the city council is quietly negotiating a sell off of a strip of land on the Bristol and Bath Railway Path at Greenbank to mystery property developers, Square … Continue reading

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