• Why can't Bristol have trams?

    Manchester has them, Nottingham has them and Birmingham has got in on the act too, so why can’t Bristol have trams?

    It seems like we’re the poor relation when it comes to transport systems, and whilst other cities press ahead with slick, attractive trams for mass movement of their citizens Bristol is being left behind.

    People like them, they prefer them to buses, because they’re cleaner, more reliable, and they simply appeal to the modern commuter.

    But scouring recent reports online, there’s a lot of discussion about missed opportunities, having to cross council boundaries, and basically too much procrastination by the...