Here’s a close-up of the surface of at least part of St Saviours Road running into Larkhall. It’s typical of a lot of streets in the Bath area subjected to pounding traffic and poor maintenance.
My own road – at the other end of the village – is just as bad. The white ‘indicators’ – used to mark the potholes that need filling – were sprayed around the craters so long ago they have almost faded away.
I spend a lot of time going around our World Heritage city on two wheels and there is no better way of ‘feeling’ the surface. Here’s part of Great Pulteney Street – rapidly in danger of losing its ‘celebrity’ road name status.
Road repairs cost money. So will someone please have the courage to say the East of Bath park and ride scheme is dead in the ground and spend the money on something useful.
By all means put in some mini ‘parks ‘ on the Box Road – where farmers might be pleased to sell the odd parcel of land – and concentrate your energies on getting the link road between the A46 and A36.
It has been pointed out to me that the Batheaston Bypass came with a link road at the Bath end but – for whatever reason – only half that proposal was built.
Here’s an image from the fabulous Bath in Time collection and a link through to the original image.
Someone told me B&NES have committed themselves to a Park and Ride East of Bath but l have to say there is no shame in a U-turn – the Government do it all the time!