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bristol | transport | feature Monday January 28, 2008 17:08 by Bristol Indymedia Editorial Group - Bristol Indymedia
"...softening the perceived impact of the route for consultation purposes.."
East Bristol Green Party write: Now research by the Green Party, using documents obtained under Freedom of Information laws by the Bristol Cycling Campaign, reveals a carefully planned bid to 'sell' the idea of using the route as a busway, even though it would destroy what is, arguably, Bristol's most popular green asset. The papers show how the Bristol Partnership - a group including the council and business leaders including First Group - seem more concerned with presentation than with providing a sustainable transport system. They say (of using a guided bus system on the cyclepath):"The image can appear more sustainable due to the ability to plant grass between the tracks, which will be useful in softening the perceived impact of the route for consultation purposes." Full article (Image: the threatened cycle path)
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