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Astragal: Garden Bridge has died and gone to Devon

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Chris - as long as it's not intended to be an exclusive party venue with the financial risk - including fat consultancy fees - dumped on the hoi polloi by politicians enforcing increasingly savage local austerity to make good the damage done to the national economy by their cronies a decade ago. It could actually be a good idea in Exeter - a city suffering from advanced arterio-sclerosis - but the topography makes the aim of 50% of journeys in the city centre to be by foot or bike sound rather optimistic. Public transport has improved markedly since Stagecoach got a good kicking some years ago for the poor quality of their city bus services, but there's clearly scope for a further substantial shift away from driving into the city. But the Council's much delayed redevelopment of a spectacularly grubby bus station doesn't encourage confidence in their ability to carry forward the ambitious programme envisaged by LDA - and they need to be careful how they develop mass housing in the Marsh Barton area (the clue's in the name).

Posted date

13 February, 2019

Posted time

1:59 pm

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