Malago Greenway victory for common sense!
By WindmillMan | Monday, October 19, 2009, 13:21
This is great news about the Malago Greenway being ruled out as a possible route for the BRT bendy bus scheme.
It amazed me that it was even considered, when you think about it. For a start, the road under the railway bridge is far too narrow for bendy buses to use it without causing serious problems.
Instead of a pleasant riverside walk, the Greenway would have effectively become a bus lane. There would have been a bus stop on Cotswold Road, the Malago would have been concreted over and the trees cut down.
The loss of habitat would have had a serious impact on all sorts of wildlife, from birds and bats to butterflies. Bedminster has too few wildlife spaces to recklessly get rid of or reduce the ones that we do have, however small they are.
And of course the increased traffic would have clogged up the Hill, what with 16 buses an hour using the route and all the normal cars trying to use it as well. It would have been traffic chaos!
Well done to everyone that wrote to Bristol City Council to tell them your concerns. It’s nice to see that we’ve been listened to and common sense has prevailed this time.