Guess what! The CAZ will not need to exclude cars…

3 Responses

  1. admin says:

    One of our residents writes…

    It’s the problem with targets and with consultations….the target focuses just on nox and just on scraping below the legal limits rather than really tackling the root cause.

    And the consultation has turned into a PR own goal immediately prior to local elections.

    I’d say if Queens Square gets slower we get more cars cutting through towards Julian Rd to miss it so there is another issue for Camden.

    If the March 14th vote on carbon neutrality by 2030 goes through, with around 40% of carbon coming from traffic in B&NES congestion will need to be tackled urgently for this new target.

    There is now a prototype tram that runs on magnets on the road so just maybe technology will step in…Although the CAZ project team still make little or no reference to bringing in electric charging points for vehicle upgraders without off street parking which is frustrating.

  2. admin says:

    Yes, I was walking to Marlborough Buildings on Saturday from Hedgemead and could definitely see that drivers trying to avoid Queen’s Square would end up using MB, Julian Road, turn left up Lansdown Road and use Camden Road, and vica versa. I’ll take this up with the project team…


  3. admin says:

    I’ve met with the Council’s CAZ Project Team and will discuss finding with the CRA Committee and post our view on this.