So yet another expensively created transport strategy for Bath is abandoned having been used as a political football by all our elected representatives for two years.
Two years on and millions of pounds later we are back to square one with another vague, largely unfunded strategy which will become a political football again in two years time at the council elections.
Meanwhile, the health of thousands of city centre residents, not to mention workers and visitors, continues to be damaged.
It is also clear that by appearing to give in to the bullying tactics of minority, as shown in repeated surveys of public opinion, politicians of all stripes have made a rod for there own backs. Any minority group will now think they can protect their narrow interests by bludgeoning the council in the same way.