Image of a modern tram travelling along a narrow street in Bordeaux (credit: Per Karlsson / Alamy)

Future of Cities

Trams, or an underground? As Bristol weighs its public transport options, can it learn from across the Channel?

Bristol is notorious for its congestion and poor public transport, and has been hit by a worsening bus crisis. As it looks to a new mass transit system to solve its problems, cities such as Rennes and Bordeaux can offer valuable lessons.

Multi-million pound projects delayed after bust-up between council leaders and metro mayor

West of England leaders vote to oppose Bristol Airport expansion, but Bristol abstains

Bristol and the Climate Crisis

WECA scraps its climate plan: ‘Not ambitious enough’

Mayors and council leaders were expected to rubber-stamp a progress update at the meeting but instead dropped the plan altogether, deciding to write up a more ambitious one by September.

Local Elections 2021

Labour gain West of England metro mayor from the Tories

Local Elections 2021

Meet the candidates vying to be the next Mayor of the West of England

Watch: WTF is the Metro Mayor and a green revolution?!

In this short documentary, the Cable unpacks what the Metro Mayor is ahead of the election and delves into the much touted 'Green Revolution'. Neil Maggs investigates on a day out in Avonmouth.