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Building tall in Bristol poses real threats to the character of the city

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'An appalling highway plan' instantly brings to mind the scene greeting visitors arriving at Temple Meads station - who, if they walk past the rather chaotic bus stands on the approach ramp, are confronted with the inner ring road from hell - a dual carriageway of the sort beloved by city engineers in the 1950s and 60s. There used to be a pedestrian subway, with escalators, to link with the city centre - but many years ago this was abandoned and when I last saw the escalator entrance (long before George Ferguson's time as mayor) it was filled with rubbish. This spoke volumes about the state of the city of Bristol at that time, and is it any better now?

Posted date

14 February, 2020

Posted time

12:27 pm

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