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Council chiefs warned removing Whiteladies Road cycle lane was PR nightmare (Bristol Post)

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/council-chiefs-warned-re...

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City Hall chiefs were warned by internal council advisers that plans to remove an important cycle lane would prove hugely unpopular, but pressed ahead anyway. Bosses were told removing a cycle lane along Whiteladies Road would be a “real public relations risk”.

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ShutTheFrontDawes | 1 year ago
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Has the existing drainage been cleared? Back when this first came up, I noticed (during a routine ride) that the drains were all blocked up. No mention of the existing drainage in the article and I've since moved away from Bristol.

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brooksby replied to ShutTheFrontDawes | 1 year ago
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Not so far, no.

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brooksby | 1 year ago
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Please put any comments below HP's forum post instead yes

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hawkinspeter replied to brooksby | 1 year ago
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brooksby wrote:

Please put any comments below HP's forum post instead yes

Cheers - I could do with the extra ad revenue.

I suspect road.cc will pick up on this in due course anyhow as they've covered Whiteladies Road previously.

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Bmblbzzz replied to hawkinspeter | 1 year ago
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I'll wait till the article gets recycled in the 24/7, as the Post's site is so slow and crashogenic, but I have a feeling this is probably to do with friction between council officers and Mayor Marvin, or whoever he had in Transport at the time, rather than the lane itself. 

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brooksby replied to Bmblbzzz | 1 year ago
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Your wish is my command  4

https://www.bristol247.com/news-and-features/news/council-bosses-were-wa...

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In May last year the council unveiled its plans to remove the cycle lane, widening the pavements, and creating soft grass verges to soak up the rain. More than 1,000 people responded to a public consultation showing the removal plans were hugely unpopular — 94 per cent of respondents objected to removing the lane.

So, it was proposed that the public purse and public land be used to make up for all those (privately owned) offices along there paving over their front gardens for their car parking...

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ShutTheFrontDawes replied to brooksby | 1 year ago
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Indeed. I wonder if they got planning permission for pushing over the front gardens.

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mattw replied to brooksby | 1 year ago
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I thought they needed PP if it was not permeable.

Better parking on their fronts than on the street.

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ShutTheFrontDawes replied to mattw | 1 year ago
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Yeah they're mostly tarmacked though.

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