What's the deal regarding George F. and this?
I don't know what he thinks about it going over Ashton Avenue Bridge (although he was adamant about it not going thru the harbourside and over Prince Street swing bridge - which was a frankly bonkers alignment), but the project consultants are now pushing very hard for the Cumberland Road option*. IMO, this doesn't achieve anything which couldn't be done (& probably done better) by improving the existing Hotwells route. As for what the Mayor will say, I suspect the BRT2 issue is currently being overshadowed by the resident parking scheme stuff - and that's giving him a mighty headache. We'll see, I guess.
*The BRT girl refused to accept that sending a large volume of bus traffic over the Ashton Avenue Bridge would have an adverse effect upon the feel of the area - indeed, she thought it would be an improvement. Asked why local residents & foot/cycle commuters should accept that, she told me it was about seeing the "bigger picture". What bigger picture would that be? The complete failure to provide an integrated transport solution? The huge expense & probable over-spend? The knock-on effects upon a popular & vehicle-free route into the city?
Edit: ah, thanks for the sticky - cheers Mods.
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6pm, Ashton Avenue Bridge, on the park (i.e. grassy) side of the river. If anybody reading this is even remotely concerned about what's happening, please drop by.