We now have the full address and contacts for Sharon Daly, the CONsultant from Steer Davies Gleave who may – or may not – be responsible for trying to put a BRT route on the Railway Path …
Sharon will also be organising Mark Bradshaw’s forthcoming “CONsultation” on BRT. If you feel you want to contact Sharon personally to find out what she’s up to and what she knows, her contact details are here:
Steer Davies Gleave
28-32 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD, UK
[direct] +44 (0)20 7910 5570
[main] +44 (0)20 7919 8500
[mobile] +44 7881 914 731
[fax] +44 (0)20 7827 9850
[email] s.daly@sdgworld. net
Note the convenient (to Bristol) Southwark address!
If you’re looking for sample ideas of what to write, one Easton resident has already contacted Sharon:
Hi Sharon Daly,
I understand that you are the consultant* employed by Steer Davies Greave to produce a report to the West of England Partnership that recommended that the Bristol-Bath Railway Path (The ‘Way’) be converted into a rapid transit bus lane connecting the Emerson Green Science Park to Temple Way in the centre of Bristol. I am aware that you have also made presentations to other organisations such as ‘community partnerships’ that, like the WEP, are parallel to the normal institutions of democracy.
This proposal is so counter to conventional definitions of sanity that I feel compelled to investigate further before referring it to the appropriate regulators. I will be grateful therefor if you could shed some light on the following points;-
Before producing this report did you have any contact with local users of the Way? By this I mean individual users, not some ‘community leaders’ or paid officials.
Did you talk to Sustrans about this? Do you know the number of journeys claimed per year by Sustrans?.
Have you ever studied the Way during the various rush hours? Or at any other time?
Are you aware of the cross-Way traffic that permits access to at least two schools, a nursery and the shops south of Easton?
I will be grateful for any justification you can think of for suggesting this massive theft of amenity from thousands of people who are not represented by WEP and will not benefit from it’s proposal.
I appreciate that the actual report will have to be obtained from the WEP, but I feel it is necessary to establish whether you are mad, stupid or merely deluded before deciding what action to take against the WEP and it’s constituent members.
Thanks you for your time and I look forwards to answers to the above and any additional justification you may wish to give for your actions.
* “Consultant” One who swindles at the same time as insulting. (local