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Bath’s sustainability champion has explained a council vision that could help bring trams, pedestrianisation and more cycleways to the city.
One of the ideas that really excites him is bringing back trams – they last ran on Bath’s streets in 1938.
“We’re looking at how we can connect with the West of England Combined Authority’s plans.
“There’s a project to connect the airport with the centre of Bristol, and then from Temple Meads to Bath. We’re looking at how to link the universities and the centre of town, and how to include the RUH and the park and ride.”
Studies have shown trams can cut traffic by 30 per cent. Mr Shelford said other benefits are that they offer a more predictable services than buses and they last a lot longer.
A tram network would be expensive to implement but the revenue costs would be small.