Could a school bus service help clean up Bath?

If we are returned to power in B&NES we won’t be charging cars going into a Clean Air Zone but we will be looking at other measures – including school bus services and inner city traffic restrictions – to tackle pollution. Some of the thoughts of Cllr Richard Samuel who is the Lib Dem councillor […]

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No surprise! Cars exempted from Clean Air Zone approval.

Councillors have approved plans to introduce a clean air zone in Bath, to drive down dangerous levels of pollution and secure long-term health benefits for residents and visitors. A meeting of Bath and North East Somerset’s cabinet decided to recommend a Class C option which exempts cars from being charged to drive in the zone […]

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Winning votes on our transport troubles

Bath’s political groups will be presenting their Transport Manifestos at a public conference in the run up to the B&NES council elections on May 2nd. Each of them will put forward their ideas for dealing with the areas traffic issues as they compete for votes in the election. The 2019 Bath Transport Hustings will take […]

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Make way for trams?

Could trams make a comeback in Bath to help solve the city’s transport and pollution crisis? Well, politicians and leading transport industry experts came together over the weekend for the Bath Tram Conference too discuss just that. Hosted by Bath Trams and Wera Hobhouse MP, delegates presented to the conference on the feasibility of introducing […]

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Camden concerns about CAZ.

Pressure on local parking and the creation of more ‘rat-runs’. Just two of the concerns – about the proposed Clean Air Zone for Bath – raised in a lively and more than normally packed annual meeting of the Camden Residents Association on Thursday last. According to local resident, David Kernek, the meeting subjected B&NES Cabinet […]

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Thousands comment on Clean Air Zone

With the end of the six-week long public consultation – on proposals to create a Clean Air Zone in Bath in sight – Bath Newseum has been talking to the man who has been very busy listening to what the public have had to say. Cllr Bob Goodman is B&NES Cabinet member for Development and […]

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What a gas.

To give them credit – Wales and West Utilities were quick to respond to my request for comment following yesterdays scenes on the roads coming off the A46 at Lower Swainswick. Looks like we have weeks of this to come. They are renewing a gas main at one end of Larkhall village and yesterday closed […]

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Seeing red!

I am one of a line of terraced homes which watch daily as our rat run of a road becomes more and more popular with commuter traffic preferring a cut though to Camden over a queue on the London Road. While the Clean Air Zone proposals may add to our problems in the future, for […]

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New bridge route must not be a ‘rat-run’

Just taken my first cycle trip across Bath’s new Destructor Bridge – down at the Crest Nicholson Riverside development. It’s my understanding motorists had a taster last week-end when police asked for the route through from the Upper Bristol Road to the Lower to be opened to relieve congestion. It has been firmly closed again […]

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Blue Guide seeing red!

I am happy to give space to a lady who works in the local tourist industry and is passionate in her belief that day visitors to Bath are increasingly being short-changed. Monika Cavaciuti is a Blue Badge Guide and performs her duties here and around the South West. She is  also founder member of the […]

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