Let’s really look hard at providing an all electric park and ride bus scheme and linking it up to new and existing cycle routes around the city, to help deal with some of the issues others have highlighted, including congestion, pollution and commuting times. Instead of building a new bridge, let’s investigate pedestrianising large proportions of the city centre and building free car parks, located between St Johns and St. Peter’s to the south and Blackpole to the North to allow people to travel to their places of work and Play without ever having to enter the pedestrianised zone.
The buses would need to be frequent and discounted for locals, as well as looping the entire city centre to make them viable for commuting. Buses are of immediate benefit, while bike routes could be phase 2.
This kind of initiative will future proof the city and protect people’s health as well as promoting new ways of thinking which could become a blueprint for future ‘Green’ cities across the country!
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