sus transportA chance to put this date in your diary now. The Bishopston Society AGM and public meeting, 7.30 pm on Tuesday Oct 1st 2019, Horfield Quakers’ Meeting House, will discuss the topic of Sustainable transport in Bishopston

Increasing motor traffic in our area with its concomitant serious parking problems in many Bishopston and St Andrews streets, Gloucester Road’s heavy, noisy traffic and associated poor air quality and its effects on our health - these are examples of issues which are in urgent need of action if we are to improve our local environment.

A small panel of speakers * with audience participation, will consider and discuss questions such as:
• What might a future well developed sustainable local transport system look like?
• What changes as individual citizens do we need to make/must make if we are to help bring about positive change?
• What would we expect BCC to do to develop a working sustainable transport system?
• What policies would we hope the next Mayor would impose to achieve such a system for Bristol?
• What is the role of the regional transport authority in helping bring about these changes?
• How much is all this dependent on Government support through legislation and finance?

* Yet to be confirmed but we are hoping for three speakers and are in the process of asking Cllr Kye Dudd (cabinet member for transport), someone from Bristol Civic Society who is au fait with Bristol's traffic problems and planning, and Alan Morris from Bristol Walking Alliance.

We have other possible speakers if these aren't available. We would also like to have representatives displaying their publicity/information material from: BOSA, Bristol Cycling Campaign, Living Streets Bristol, Street Scene, maybe even Extinction Rebellion in some form and other groups yet to be decided.

 

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