As regular readers of this blog will know, we at Bristol Traffic campaign tirelessly for the travelling public.
A rival publication, the Bristol Evening Post, does the same. And today it has surpassed us by publishing a letter from a certain J W Hall of Stoke Bishop, who dares to point out the honest truth about parked cars in response to a proposal by SusWoT:
"Pushing two-way traffic into one side of the street will mean that people walking on the pavement on the west side will then be directly adjacent to a moving traffic flow, instead of being shielded from it by parked cars."
There, it's been said better than we ever could - parked cars save lives.
The letter also offers some comfort to cyclists as it goes on to state:
"It will also be worse for cyclists, since they will be confined into a narrower carriageway with the moving flow."
Bristol Traffic doubts that cyclists would care, as they usually use the pavement anyway, but it's nice to see BEP facilitating the debate when it comes to 'improving' our city.