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Petition over planned bus scheme

Ftr (future) vehicle
The BRT system could use articulated street-car style vehicles

A petition signed by nearly 3,000 people is to be presented to councillors in Bath by residents opposed to a rapid bus route scheme.

The route, between Newbridge and a new park-and-ride site to the east of the city, is part of a 58m transport improvement package proposed for Bath.

The scheme has led to several protests by residents.

B&NES Council had said something desperate needed to be done to curb traffic congestion in the city centre.

Dozens of campaigners from the pressure group Reponse2route have already staged a protest at a meeting of B&NES councillors.

Carolyn Allen, one of the residents whose garden could be bought up as part of the scheme, said: "I would lose my security, my privacy. Most importantly, it's the value of my property which concerns me."

The scheme, which would be largely funded by the government, could use articulated street-car style vehicles.

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