Don’t hold your breath.

Pavement widening and cycles lane are just two of the measures the local authority is planning to help with social distancing as our area takes the first tentative steps to try and get back to something like normal.

Details are due to be announced next week but – following an interview with one of the councillors responsible for getting the plans through – Bath Newseum is suggesting you shouldn’t hold your breath in hoping for any major changes.

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While places like Bristol have announced their transport plans today – which include activating proposals to pedestrianise more of the city’s centre – B&NES are not expected to completely change the look of the highways and byways of Bath.

It’s all down to politics and a lack of money according to Cllr Joanna Wright, who is Joint Cabinet member responsible for Transport.

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Cllr Joanna Wright

I asked her why are we having to wait until next week to hear what the council has planned.