Avon Gorge Transport Route
My idea is to replace the Portway with a rapid transit/bus/train route, cycleway and nature trail. The public transport would have to be electric and quiet and would need to leave room for a cycle path and walking route.There would need to be a park and ride scheme at the Sea mills end of the route.
Together the Clifton Suspension Bridge and Avon Gorge repepresent a world class natural heritage site combining wonderful natural history with a marvellous piece of engineering history, only spoilt by the Portway.
Why the contribution is important
This would be an example of a bold and radical sustainable transport system which would have huge knock on effects on the potential of the gorge for nature, heritage and attracting visitors to Bristol.
This idea would help in any application for the bridge to become a World Heritage Site by removing the road which ruins the experience of being in the gorge.
by user479461 on November 20, 2013 at 05:28PM