Tag Archives: Bristol and Bath Cycle Path

They shoot horses don't they?

More bad news for Mark Bradshaw and Bristol’s beleaguered Labour Party administration as another one of their councillors publicly speaks out against the BRT scheme. This time it’s St George East councillor Fabian Breckels who’s not only spoken out against … Continue reading

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Brass necks of the week

Following Saturday’s Guardian magazine ‘Big journeys around a small island’ feature, which listed the current incarnation of the Bristol and Bath Railway Path as one of the UK’s great journeys, comes a story in today’s Evening Cancer announcing that the … Continue reading

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Democracy Bristol-style

Those of you think Bristol is run by an unholy alliance of quangocrats, big business interests and well-remunerated out-of-town consultants with no regard for democracy are certainly getting your worst fears confirmed by the Railway Path fiasco. Yet another email … Continue reading

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BRT: It's turning into rout! Labour Party in meltdown! Cabinet in tailspin! Bradshaw about to nosedive!

It looks like it’s game over tonight for Labour Transport boss, Mark Bradshaw’s plan to build a rapid bus route on the much-loved Bristol and Bath Railway Path. Earlier today Bradshaw’s cabinet colleague and fellow Labour Party member, Rosalie Walker … Continue reading

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It's official! Bus route is "quite loopy"

Bristol West MP Stephen Williams has slammed the plan to turn the Bristol and Bath Railway Path into a guided bus route as “daft” and “quite loopy”. Williams visited the path, which is now in his constituency, during the morning … Continue reading

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BRT u-turn

It looks like Mark Bradshaw’s Bus Rapid Transit policy for the city is in meltdown. For starters it’s now been announced that the public CONsultation promised for this spring has been very abruptly “delayed”. Why we’re not being told. But … Continue reading

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Back to the future with Mark Bradshaw and friends

Bradshaw slunk in to the main entrance. The clean, light lines of the glass building’s vast atrium and its stylish matt black Conran-copy furniture with its brisk and business-like red trim still managed to inspire a slight awe in him, … Continue reading

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In a parallel universe very, very nearby …

A couple of nuggets added to Charlie Bolton’s blog today … First we learn Bristol City Council is spending £43,000 a year on bottled water. Perfectly reasonable really. How can we possibly expect council officers to drink water out of … Continue reading

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A bad week for …

Editing a provincial newspaper has never been the most intellectually rigorous of tasks. Traditionally the ability to create an aggressively macho management culture by bullying the work experience girl; grooming a couple of contacts in the local Rotary Club; having … Continue reading

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Bradshaw and the amazing imaginary quango

Hands up who knows what the bloody hell the Bristol Transport Board is? Because, according to under-pressure Labour Transport boss Mark Bradshaw’s open letter published yesterday, they’re the people deciding the future of our cycle path and whether it gets … Continue reading

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