Vale Street, Totterdown, reputed to be England's steepest residential street. Much of Totterdown was built in the mid to late 18th Century. I can't imagine horse drawn-carts going up Vale Street. I wonder how coal was delivered and coffins taken out of houses in that era. Perhaps they sat on the coffins and rode them down the hill like the Monte Sledges in Madeira.The steepest road in Bristol in Totterdown. When was this built, and was horses te main mode of transport. If built when horses about i wonder how they got on with the steep road.
In tier 2 for seven days!The goverment just announced that Bristol and North Somerset going back into tier 3 from 1 min past midnight boxing day. The virus figures going through the roof are on the up big time. How long did we stay in tier 2 was it 10 days.Lots of places around the country tier wise they are on the vup. There was no tiers that dropped.
Bath is starting a CAZ in March but is not charging private vehicles to enter whatever their emissions level. Bath is probably worse off than Bristol with the government's decision to axe electrification as that city lies in a bowl with the Bristol-London railway line passing right through the centre.Heard this on the radio yesterday. There will be major problems with what ever parts of Bristol will be a clean air zone. If you wanted to do a delivery in south glos and the next delivery was south Bristol then they saying no chance of going from 1 to another with out entering a clean air zone unless you drive miles out the way to get from 1 to another.The planners looking at it are worried that all it will do is move most of the problem to places that are well within limits.The taxi buisness will suffer yet again as they will be charged for entering the zones and that will be every time they enter a zone on the same day. Passengers will have to pay. Delivery to shops acrossv the city will have to pay as well and that is £100 plus so in the end that will put the price of goods up or things will not be on sale.It will push more shops and buisnesses out to out of town shopping,and then the zones in the city will be dead.They just as well shut the city centre down to start with andv make it a ghost city.London is different as they have a better road structure than Bristol.If the plans go ahead lets hope they do things proper with not many problems.Early days to make many comments about it as the council have lots of things to look at with it.
There is a Metrowest project that has been around for years but is making slow progress. It will mainly involve existing railway lines with diesel traction with the addition of a handful of new stations at some point. The only new lines are the ones from Bristol to Portishead that has been on the drawing board for decades. The original line was closed in the 1960s but the section from Bristol to Royal Portbury Dock was reopened for freight traffic some years ago. It's actually a spectacular journey in and out of the tunnels along the Avon Gorge and could be a tourist line as well as one for the very busy commuter town of Portishead.As for trains maybe it's about time that there was some sort of TfSW similar to TfN to take the lead in some sort of Metro project for the area.