Find out more about Bristol’s bid for a metro-style public transport network in the city. Visit our new ASK Bristol on transport blog which aims to engage and discuss on major transport issues in the city.
The final bid will be submitted on September 9, 2011 by the council and our neighbourhing authorities in the West of England Partnership. Greater Bristol will be competing with areas from across the country and is seeking £114 million to create Bristol’s Bus Rapid Transit Network.
It’s the region’s last big chance to secure national finance for major transport schemes. The government will cease to invest big pots of money in local public transport initiatives beyond this funding round.
A report to Bristol City Council on July 21 2011 will advise the Cabinet of the details of the final bid for a metro-style network to serve Bristol. Watch this meeting live or the recording of it – Meeting held July 21 2011 – 6pm
Greater Bristol’s proposed network – running for much of the route on fast, dedicated lanes – would provide a fast, high-quality alternative to commuting by car, cutting journey times by as much as 40 per cent.
The positive impact for South Bristol is expected to be particularly strong. It is currently held back economically by lack of proper transport connections.
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