Football Fans & Buses unite

There is always major traffic disruption whenever there is a football match on at Ashton Gate. Cars are parked where they shouldn't be, residents cannot park by their house and trying to drive around South Bristol during match times is a nightmare.

If Bristol City Football club teamed up with the bus companies and offered free or discounted travel on showing a valid football match ticket, that could halve the traffic nightmare on match days.

Why the contribution is important

The bus companies would see increased revenue in more people using the bus, and local residents will be able to drive and park by their homes.

by user637014 on November 27, 2013 at 02:43PM

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  • Posted by user536903 November 28, 2013 at 11:43

    Similar to that of Baloon Fiesta! Yeah good idea.. Council can generate some revenue as well from the bus operators.
  • Posted by user734334 November 28, 2013 at 16:19

    Simple and effective. They can even be picked up from any of the park and ride places around Bristol.
  • Posted by user952345 November 28, 2013 at 17:54

    In Horfield we are similarly blighted by standstill traffic and inconsiderate parking on Rovers match days.

    I'm aware that Rovers are planning to move to a new stadium, so hopefully we won't have to worry about it for much longer, but I'm sure their unlucky new neighbours in Frenchay would also welcome such an initiative.
  • Posted by user637014 November 29, 2013 at 18:21

    I can only see it getting worse if the stadium has increased capacity of another 20,000 too.
  • Posted by user129437 December 13, 2013 at 16:23

    This seems simple and makes sense, but I don't see how the council would do it. They don't run the football teams or the bus companies. This is a case where the businesses need to talk to each other; the council shouldn't need to spend money on it.
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