More roads = more traffic: that is clear from examples all round the world. It's no good constantly redesigning the city for parking and vehicle access. There has to be maximum access, but it's not going to be in your car. (less cars also improves environmental quality, anyway). I'd even go so far as to levy car use in the inner city during the man working hours.
see my above remarks on roading
Libraries are central to informed, intelligent and inclusive communities. They are a great investment - as are trained librarians
Ok, but how much does administration of such funds cost?
Makes complete sense.
Neither option! this is a try-hard, vanity scheme in a medium-sized provincial city in a small country!!! (ie NOT the footbridge to the Tate Modern in London!). I have cycled in Hammy for 40 years and really do need additins to the existing bridges to get cyclists out of the traffic flow (the scheme on the railway bridge is an expensive nonsense) Feasible projects for separate cycle lanes on the two main bridges (if not 3!) needs a dependable engineering report: spend money on that.
Is there any way of setting up a shuttle, or shuttles, to bring people into the gardens from outside?
There is no choice.
We’re proposing to balance our books in 2024/25 and reset our debt-to-revenue ratio to 300% for 2021/22 then decreasing by 5% each year until 2025/26 where we will remain at 280% from 2026/27 to 2030/31. Rates are proposed to increase by an average of 8.9% in 2021/22 and 4.9% annually until 2030/31.
These increases are painful! They always are. the main risk to expenditure is the theatre on top of the Hamilton Hotel. Costs for this will balloon, so that the city could be left with a semi-built ruin right int he middle of town. the entire project should be shut down and the costs of learing the Founders' site and rebuilding more modestly there aired for public discussion.
We have lots of other projects included in our Long-Term Plan. We want to hear you views on any of them.