Bristol traffic light tsar wins congestion competition

An idea to introduce a dedicated traffic light warden in Bristol has won a competition to help ease the city's congestion problems.

The warden will ensure all lights are phased correctly and see if they can be switched off in certain locations and at set times of day to ease gridlock.

The proposal has earned businessman Stuart Hignell £5,000 in the Federation of Small Businesses' competition.

The idea will now be passed on to city mayor George Ferguson.

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