Trams in Bath’s narrow streets
See full article on re introducing trams into Bath: http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/trams-work-Bath/story-26246819-detail/story.html#comments… ”
Could trams be the answer to our transport and traffic problems in Bath?
It has worked in other cities across the UK and Europe, and campaigners feel they would be ideal for our city.
Two talks on trams in Bath, both by Professor Lesley, an eminent transport specialist, will take place over the coming weeks, one at BRLSI in Queen Square and one two weeks later in the Raven Pub Science Cafe. an evening pub gathering proving very popular in the city.
- Wednesday, April 1 in the Elwin room Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution 7.30pm
- Monday, April 13 in the Raven pub Bath, 6.30pm for beer, 7.30pm for talk.
- Campaigners feel trams could be the answer for Bath.
To avoid confusion please note there are TWO talks on trams in Bath, both by Professor Lesley, an eminent transport specialist. One at BRLSI and one two weeks later in the Raven Pub Science Cafe.
- Wednesday 1st of April in the Elwin room BRLSI 7.30
- Monday 13th April in the Raven pub Bath, 6.30 for beer, 7.30 for start
Preston TramsAttached is a montage of a City Class tram running down Fishergate in Preston (www.PrestonTrampower.co.uk) and a picture of a narrow pedestrian street in Freiburg.”Bath once had a large privately funded tramway. Reliance on cars for personal travel creates traffic congestion, health threatening toxic pollution and carbon emissions. People switch from cars to trams, and with renewably generated power there is a double environmental benefit. Trams also increase the passenger capacity of existing roads, and operate in many pedestrian streets safely. . The talk will concentrate on the principles involved in building a new tram network based on private funding, and perhaps if there is time discuss the way in which routes could be selected and designed for safe and accessible operation.”