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Bristol's traffic problems nearly solved says CBRE8th February 2013

Bristol’s chronic traffic congestion problems could be about to be solved, according to Philip Morton, Head of Agency at CBRE Bristol.

The lack of a city-wide public transport system and congested streets have long been seen as the biggest problems faced by Bristol’s business community. Business leaders have frequently called for this to be addressed but until now politicians and transport officials have failed to take proper note.

But Philip Morton believes that a corner is about to be turned that could see some real improvements coming to the city’s transport network in the near future.

In recent weeks, Network Rail announced its commitment to schemes including the electrification of the rail link between Bristol and London and the creation of the much needed Bristol Metro - a rail network servicing the towns and suburbs in and around the city. Both moves are expected to make the city more attractive to the business community.

Bristol’s Rapid Transit System appears to be going ahead and there has also been a move towards creating a transport authority or body covering the whole of the area.

Philip Morton said: “It is no secret that one of the biggest problems facing Bristol for many years has been the level of traffic in and around the city. Companies have seen congestion as a real barrier to doing business in the city and it is an issue that has never been that far away from the headlines. It always rears its head when companies are considering relocating to a new city or town.

“Over the years various schemes and projects, including a tram network, have been drawn up but until now nothing has ever materialised. One of the biggest problems faced by Bristol was the fact the various organisations appeared to be pulling in different directions to one another.

“However, it now seems as though there is a renewed appetite for everyone to work together and for the formation of a transport body or organisation covering the whole of the Bristol city area. When it comes to transport there is a definite need for a strategic overview if you want a system that works properly for the area it serves.”

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