Proof the council is anti-motorist
YOUR piece about the "utterly barmy bus stop plan" (Bristol Post, August 9) once more shows how Bristol City Council is determined to make life for the motorist as difficult as possible.
There is no doubt how congested this particular stretch of road can become with four lanes of traffic at rush hour periods.
Having stationary buses in one lane in each direction will reduce capacity and change the lane selection of many motorists. The outside lanes are used by Westbury or Horfield bound vehicles whilst the inside lanes deal with the Southmead to Henleaze traffic flow. This natural segregation will not happen under the proposals.
Cllr Bradshaw's pathetic comment about the bus protruding into the carriageway in the picture demonstrates the level of true debate of the issue. All of us, except him and his argument, can see that the 501 service is just pulling into the lay-by and has not yet reached the stop line, at which point it would not be a hazard. As this picture was taken on Saturday lunchtime, it gives no idea of the congestion that exists.
As for his comment about the other side of the road, there is a lay-by there also and buses do get out of the flow of the travelling motorist.
Bristol City Council and its officers will be labelled as anti-motorist for as long as they persist with these unnecessary, unwanted, ill conceived and costly 'mad ideas'.