South Bristol Link
The South Bristol Link is a combined road and MetroBus (Rapid Transit) bus route between the A370 Long Ashton bypass and Hengrove Park. The route will include new paths for walking and cycling.
The South Bristol Link connects with the wider MetroBus network with the North Fringe to Hengrove and Ashton Vale to Temple Meads routes.
Highridge Common consultation
Thanks to everybody that gave their views on the Highridge Common land exchange options.
Responding to your comments
Thanks to everyone who responded to South Bristol Link’s pre-application consultation during May and June 2012.
We received 1500 comments from 290 organisations and individuals. Many of the points raised will lead to some fundamental changes in the scheme design.
The issues raised included:
- The number and location of bus stops and links with existing buses
- Bus priority and cyclist provision at junctions
- Crossing points for pedestrians and public rights of way
- Cycle links, widths of cycle paths, signage and alignment of footways and cycle ways
- Route alignment, size of roundabouts and junction layouts
- Impact on the environment
- Local rat runs and impact on local roads
A Community Involvement Statement will form part of the planning application and will include details of the comments we have received and how we have responded to them. We are also carrying out a full Environmental Impact Assessment.
The final design will be part of the planning application that is likely to go to the councils in spring 2013. At that stage you can comment as part of the formal planning process before the planning committees in Bristol and North Somerset make their decision.
Zones for the South Bristol Link
We've split the route up into three zones. Here are the leaflets we produced for the public consultation on the South Bristol Link route.
The councils have already consulted widely in 2008 and 2009 on the principles, route corridor and scheme outline as part of the bid submitted to the Department for Transport in September 2011.