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 a tap any more than we can expect them to pay to park their cars when they go to work like anyone else; do anything resembling what is generally understood as productive work or follow simple instructions laid down by their bosses?
Then we learn that Labour transport boss Mark Bradshaw, the architect of plans to concrete over the railway path, has expressed formal interest in turning Bristol into a “Cycle City”.
Apparently Bradshaw is saying, “Bristol City Council is committed to supporting an increase in cycling in our City … Our aim is to enhance and expand smarter choices, including cycling, and not to undermine this progress.”
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