And of course, we know that Oxford is so car-friendly, isn't it? In fact, it was rated the most car-unfriendly city recently.
Peter's team have gleefully introduced huge pedestrianised zones, CPZ's, 20mph zones, cycle only zones, etc, etc, all in order to try and force people (mostly finanically) out of their cars, rather than tempt people into public transport by making it more attractive (cheaper). So this is what we've got to look forward to.
He will be paid £92,000 a year to improve the city's daily traffic situation, with congestion estimated to cost the Bristol economy £300m a year in lost productivity.
He said: "I've visited Bristol a few times and I was very impressed with its vibrancy and economic growth.
"I am very excited about taking on the challenge of improving its transport infrastructure.
So when he talks about "improving [Bristol's] transport infrastructure" what he actually means is "improving Bristol's Public Transport infrastructure, and, I suspect, "the car owners can get fucked".
But it doesn't seem like he has even planned that bit right:
"I don't think that getting tough with the bus company will necessarily get the right results.
"I much prefer to work in partnership in order to improve public transport"
But that's what everyone before you has done, Peter, and it didn't fucking work. Hence we have a terrible, unreliable bus service with extortionate fares.
Jon Rogers chimes in:
Lib Dem Cabinet Councillor Jon Rogers, who is in charge of the council's transport department, said: "Cutting congestion is one of our 'six to fix' commitments to the people of Bristol.
"Residents and businesses have told us what they need in terms of better public transport, sustainable travel, smart choices and better infrastructure. We have appointed Peter to put their vision into practice.
"We know it can't be achieved overnight, but we intend to work to a system of tight priorities which will see the most important changes made first. We are confident we have appointed the right person with the right focus."
I dread to fucking think.