Bristol Clean Air Zone

drc replied on 29/10/2019 19:59

Posted on 29/10/2019 19:59

Watching the local news tonight and the mayor of Bristol is proposing a clean air zone from 2021 which will have a diesel free zone in the centre which looks like it will include Baltic Wharf.

This will be in effect from 7am to 3pm, with a £100 fine for entering the zone.

If this comes into effect it will make it very difficult for any diesel tow cars or motorhomes to use the Baltic Wharf site,

 

EasyT replied on 09/11/2019 20:45

Posted on 09/11/2019 20:21 by DavidKlyne

Why do retired couples need two cars? 

David

Posted on 09/11/2019 20:45

Quite simple for us. OH does not wish to drive X-Trail. And has a 19 year old Yaris that we both use locally.

KjellNN replied on 09/11/2019 21:06

Posted on 09/11/2019 21:06

While I did not understand why DK had quoted my post, I must admit we do have 2 cars now!

When I retired, in 2007, we bought a new towcar, and the previous tow car was sold in 2008.  We only had one car until 2013, when OH decided she wanted a small car for using around town and for shopping, so she bought a 2 seater Smart, which we still have.

It Is very much a shared car, shared with DD (and now SIL is also on the insurance) as hers  is old, but now she has Callum, she cannot use it with him.  Thinking that in a couple of years we may get an electric 4 seater Smart, funds permitting.

We quite often have different things to do, places to go, so did find having only one car quite limiting after always having 2 cars.

Tinwheeler replied on 09/11/2019 21:13

Posted on 09/11/2019 20:21 by DavidKlyne

Why do retired couples need two cars? 

David

Posted on 09/11/2019 21:13

Because they might live in an area of poor public transport and don’t always do the same things at the same time? It’s their/our choice.

MollysMummy replied on 09/11/2019 21:17

Posted on 09/11/2019 21:06 by KjellNN

While I did not understand why DK had quoted my post, I must admit we do have 2 cars now!

When I retired, in 2007, we bought a new towcar, and the previous tow car was sold in 2008.  We only had one car until 2013, when OH decided she wanted a small car for using around town and for shopping, so she bought a 2 seater Smart, which we still have.

It Is very much a shared car, shared with DD (and now SIL is also on the insurance) as hers  is old, but now she has Callum, she cannot use it with him.  Thinking that in a couple of years we may get an electric 4 seater Smart, funds permitting.

We quite often have different things to do, places to go, so did find having only one car quite limiting after always having 2 cars.

Posted on 09/11/2019 21:17

You can't beat a Fortwo Smart (other than at the Traffic Light GP innocent)

WayTwoGo replied on 09/11/2019 22:00

Posted on 07/11/2019 00:17 by rayjsj

I agree its a great site, and always full, so it will be a great loss. BUT, as a tourist i hate going where i am not welcome, And banning one of the main forms of transport into the City, is not exactly welcoming. SO, thats Bristol added to the list of places I will steer clear of in the future.

Shame.

Posted on 09/11/2019 22:00

It’s not personal! Owning and driving a motorhome does not, I think, give me any kind of entitlement.

There are so many reasons to visit Bristol that I will be happy to work around any travel restrictions.

KjellNN replied on 09/11/2019 22:18

Posted on 09/11/2019 22:18

We would find having to leave the Bristol site either before 7am or after 3pm very limiting, so would not use  the site.  Fortunately, we have already spent a week there several years back, and seen what we wanted to see.

We used public transport to visit the city, but used our car to visit places further afield.

WayTwoGo replied on 09/11/2019 23:15

Posted on 09/11/2019 22:18 by KjellNN

We would find having to leave the Bristol site either before 7am or after 3pm very limiting, so would not use  the site.  Fortunately, we have already spent a week there several years back, and seen what we wanted to see.

We used public transport to visit the city, but used our car to visit places further afield.

Posted on 09/11/2019 23:15

I’ll just go and stay in a hotel. I visit Bristol a lot to see operas, plays, ballets, concerts. And there are paintings in the Art Gallery which are worth another look. Not bothered about using motorhome to stay there. Nice to use Baltic Wharf while we can, and while it remains. But I do wonder how hotel customers will fare as the rules will apply equally to them (and to me too after Baltic Wharf closure).

ocsid replied on 10/11/2019 07:01

Posted on 09/11/2019 21:13 by Tinwheeler

Because they might live in an area of poor public transport and don’t always do the same things at the same time? It’s their/our choice.

Posted on 10/11/2019 07:01

Very much so.

It must be easy if you are living in a "city" with excellent public transport, cycleways and the taxis only involving short drives, so modest costs, to get to vital services like doctors , hospitals and pharmacies.

Just envisage how very different are the mobility needs of those couples living far away from these things.

I expect being retired I could take my wife, or she take me, everywhere each other needs or might desire to go and then find somewhere to "kill" the time before a pick up is needed; but actually in retirement one starts to realise how precious time is becoming.