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Rapid bus plan scheme is shelved

A plan to build a bus rapid transport (BRT) route alongside a popular Bristol to Bath path used by walkers and cyclists has been shelved.

Bristol City Council has not scrapped the plans, voting instead to support the use of the path in its current form, but not ruling out a BRT.

More than 9,500 people have signed a petition against the proposal.

The Green councillor on the council had wanted an unambiguous commitment to scrap the plans.

Sustainable transport charity Sustrans has said the route, which is used for 2.4 million walking and cycling trips annually, was the "right idea, wrong route".

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