Green colour buses for Bristol

Would be great to have all the buses painted green (the same colour as used by the old Bristol Omnibus Company). This would give the buses a uniform look and hopefully make them as identifiable with the city as London's red buses.

Why the contribution is important

Adds character to the city and would help promote Bristol to the UK and the world. May also help increase bus usage if we could be proud of them as an identifying feature of the city 

by user339044 on November 21, 2013 at 03:23PM

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  • Posted by user718520 November 21, 2013 at 16:42

    This would be one for First Bus, Wessex and the other private bus operators.

    Remember the council doesn't run the buses
  • Posted by user536903 November 21, 2013 at 16:52

    May be Taxi's could be of painted in same color.. There are too many taxi companies in Bristol will be easy to identify a taxi and also will give an identity for the Bristol taxi's.
  • Posted by user734334 November 22, 2013 at 07:55

    This idea might make sense if these busses would be actually environmentally friendly like in many European cities.
  • Posted by user637115 November 25, 2013 at 08:31

    Appreciate the council does not run buses, but surely some pressure on / official representation to the bus companies? Didn't most of the taxis have to go blue?
  • Posted by user718520 November 25, 2013 at 11:13

    Private companies will want to use their own colour schemes for their buses

    The council has focussed its efforts recently on trying to reduce prices charged by the private operators.

    Remember Bristol lacks an integrated transport authority (ITA) present in other cities and metropolitan areas e.g. South Yorkshire.
    This would give Greater Bristol greater control over fares, routes and public transport. Without the agreement of our surrounding councils e.g. North Somerset, BANES and South Glos this cannot be set up. George is in favour of more powers to better control and coordinate public transport in the Greater Bristol area.
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