An extra £825,000 is to be ploughed into tackling congestion in the greater Bristol urban area.
The money was awarded by the Department for Transport after targets to ease congestion in the area were exceeded.
Hooray! Does that mean we might see improved traffic light synchronicity (which would benefit ALL road users), maybe removing a good few sets of lights? (ditto)
Of course not. Something that motorists might benefit from? Unthinkable!
The money will be spent on further encouraging people to walk and cycle to work or take up public transport instead.
Great. A poster campaign I shouldn't wonder. What a great way to spend the cash. Because of course, we all need to be "encouraged", so if we choose not to walk or cycle, there must be something wrong with us, right? I guess they feel that previous useless poster campaigns weren't "on message" enough.
Work will also be carried out to improve junctions to help traffic flow and shorten bus journey times.
I rather suspect this translates as "Work will also be carried out to help bus flow and shorten bus journey times".
The money goes to the West of England Partnership, which brings together councils in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset, and North Somerset.
This would be the same WoEP who are planning on turning one of Bristol's best cycling assets - the cycle path - into a bus lane?