First route plans for the Ashton Vale to city centre are out

We've managed to pick up a draft map of what is being planned for Rapid Transit into the city centre from Ashton Vale:

ashton vale alongside the chocolate path

Some points to note

  1. Because there are already rails alongside the chocolate path, Ultralight Rail may be a good alternative to buses here.
  2. The routing over the river, by the Create centre, appears to follow the track rather than the chocolate path itself.
  3. See how the route goes round the city centre to Temple Meads? This would glue together a lot of the city centre. But there aren't rails there.

Consultation on the TIF (transport innovation fund) bid by Bristol City Council has begun! Have your say on their BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) proposals. Call 0800 0193235 between 9.00am and 5.30pm Monday. More details here http://thebristolblogger.wordpress.com/2008/05/29/consultation-the-latest-farce/