Agree on anyone cycling yesterday – must be truggling not to feel smug.
Personally not so amazed that the incident pictured closed a main arterial route (across a river!). Could any city have kept the traffic moving (I wonder)?..
Lot’s of folk here groaning about it today – but each and everyone was *the* traffic :+ Mostly intelligent people unable to correlate their own car trip = part of traffic problem..
Hohum Mr Mayor can’t take the blame for that 🙂Posted 3 years agoBen_HSubscriber
I noticed the gridlock all through the centre at around 5pm yesterday.
I also passed a “traffic situation” on Prince St bridge (next to MShed / Arnolfini), where a tail of traffic was stuck coming over the bridge and preventing traffic from the opposite way crossing.
I shared the moment with a lady who had got out of her car and was remonstrating loudly with other drivers…
“This is why it’s better by bike”, I said. 😉Posted 3 years ago
May thanks to the OP, I delayed my trip into Bristol today after checking google traffic as I saw in the report they still had to fix the road.
Was still chaos and it doesnt help that they are doing water works on the A38. I really don’t understand why the water company has spent the last few months digging up the road through backwell again. They seem to do it every bloody year.
I hate driving in Bristol and it just reinforced my hatred of cities. Smelly, miserable places.Posted 3 years agomarczrMember
Personally I quite enjoy driving to Bristol [ apart from this morning ! ] I live 16m south and usually don’t have to be in Clifton earlier than 10am, breeze up the A38, slip though Barrow Gurney, down Long Ashton Bypass, through Cumberland basin and up Clifton Vale. Rarely takes more than 25mins, hardly ever any significant traffic. Would probably hate it if i had to get to some shed on a business park to the North for 9 O’Clock though.Posted 3 years ago
marczr – you’ve probably not far from me then.
I always try and travel before 7 or after 9 and then coming home before 4pm (never happens 🙁 ) or after 6.30.
Try to avoid barrow gurney as it is a nice little village that has been ruined by traffic but if I must then only go through it from the A38 towards Long ashton during peak times.
I am probably going to start using the long ashton park and ride soon but unfortunately most days I have to pop into multiple places and carry lots of gear.Posted 3 years agomarczrMember
andyl.. winscombe, and yes do feel a bit bad using Barrow Gurney road sometimes, don’t use it that often coming the other way either, will usually go via congresbury or just get onto the A38 at bedminster down on the way out of Brsl. Did a job in Barrow G recently and the farmer next door was grumbing about the ‘bloody motorway running through the village’.Posted 3 years ago
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