Bristol/Bath to South Coast Study

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Bristol/Bath to South Coast Study
Ratified 2004 (2004)
Author(s) WSP Group
Purpose Transportation study

The Bristol/Bath to South Coast Study is a transportation study initiated by the United Kingdom's Government Office for the South West[1] and Bath and North East Somerset Council in southwest England.[2] It was undertaken by WSP Group[2] as a result of the de-trunking in 1999 of the A36/A46 trunk road network[3] from Bath to Southampton. The final study reports were published in 2004.[2]

Findings[edit]

The study showed that an A36-A46 link road (to the east of Bath) would significantly reduce HGV traffic in Bath. It was also shown to reduce traffic volumes in Trowbridge and Bradford on Avon.[4] The proposed link road was costed at £40M.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christian Wolmar (25 September 2005). On the wrong line: how ideology and incompetence wrecked Britain's railways. Aurum. p. 280. ISBN 978-1-85410-998-9. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Bristol/Bath to South Coast Study - final reports published". Government News. 13 February 2004. Retrieved September 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Hansard 6 Jan 2004 : Column 218W". Hansard. Parliament of the United Kingdom. 6 Jan 2004. Retrieved September 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ Federation of Bath Residents' Associations (June 21, 2012). "Councils must work together on HGV problem". Bath Chronicle. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  5. ^ "Cost cutting claims hit Bath link-road". Commercial Motor. April 22, 2004. Retrieved 2013-06-07.  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required)
  6. ^ Sally (April 22, 2004). "Cost cutting claims hit Bath link-road". Commercial Motor 199 (5076). p. 14. Retrieved 2013-06-07.  – via EBSCOhost (subscription required)

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