Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft

Document Section Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft Clevedon, Nailsea and Portishead PH3 [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 8135169//1
Respondent Peter Shannon [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 19 Apr 2013
Current Status Accepted
Comment

The problems of getting the railway to somewhere it can be useful to the people of Portishead are perhaps predictable. They must surely urge a re-look at the use of buses along the railway corridor rather than trains.

The argument against the railway has always been that it does not go from (or arrive at) the place that people want to be. This means that users will either have to use public transport or their own vehicle to get to the railway. On arrival, they will have to use public transport to get to where they work or shop. The further the termini are from their start or destination, the less likely they are to use it.

It would plainly be ridiculous to build a railway bridge over Quay Road, but to put a station with a large car park at either of the other two sites would deeply undermine the green credentials of the plan.

Using buses, however, would allow pick-ups all over Portishead (and Clevedon) with a joining point at Quay Road for a fast transit to Long Ashton where again the buses could split off to serve various areas of the City.

This seems to be a much more user and environment friendly solution than any of the rail based ones

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