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Shambles: The Whiteladies Road Bus Corridor

Friday, 30 March, 2012

Most of us have had the misfortune of using Whiteladies Road since the road layout was changed.

From the change in the lane priority outside the Victoria Rooms to new traffic lights on Blackboy Hill, the new road layout is causing severe traffic problems. Despite Bristol being (supposedly) the No1 cycling city in the UK, very limited provision has been made to aid cyclists and the new layouts at the Clifton Down shopping centre and outside the Victoria Rooms are simply dangerous.

Marcus Bruton, the Clifton East Conservative spokesman, has been calling for common sense since the plans were first made public.

He says, “ The trees look lovely, but the scheme has been costly, doesn’t benefit Clifton East residents and has increased congestion. The reduction in parking on Whiteladies Road is likely to have a knock-on effect in the surrounding streets, causing more parking problems for all of us living in Clifton East. There have already been accidents and it’s only a matter of time before someone is seriously hurt.”