Alternatives to car travel needed ahead of inevitable petrol price rises, says Transport for Greater Bristol

Responding to news that petrol prices may fall to 86p a litre, Martin Garrett, chair of Transport for Greater Bristol (TfGB), said:

“Falling petrol prices may come as a relief for motorists who feel that driving is their only option to get around Bristol, but prices will rise again, and we cannot rely on Saudi Arabian economic policy to solve our city’s transport problems.

“Our overreliance on cars lies behind Bristol’s congestion problems, as well as damaging Bristolians health, creating air pollution and contributing to global warming.

“We need a transport system that provides real alternatives to driving, including public transport, cycling and walking.”