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Scrap the Proposed A40 Westbound Benhall Bus Lane

We the undersigned petition the council to scrap the scheme to build a bus lane on the westbound carriageway of the A40 parallel to Campden Road and Miserden Road in Benhall, Cheltenham.

The scheme will reportedly require around £1.5m of public money, which we believe could be better spent elsewhere. The work will cause vast disruption for about a year and another bus lane will do nothing to alleviate the ever worsening traffic congestion in the area for the great majority of people. It will require the wholesale removal of trees and green spaces which will adversely impact the ecology as well as the appearance of a major thoroughfare. Despite the opposition of the incumbent MP and his main rival, as well as local councillors, we note with alarm the lack of transparency surrounding this scheme and the failure to communicate formally with the public.

This ePetition ran from 24/03/2015 to 24/09/2015 and has now finished.

349 people signed this ePetition.