A community-led project designed to help make streets safer in Easton is progressing to the final stage of formal consultation.
http://news.bristol.gov.uk/final_easton_safer_streets_plan_proposed Press release by Bristol City Council
The Easton Safer Streets project has been developed by the community and Bristol City Council over the past year in order to make streets safer and more attractive to walk and cycle in. The final proposals have now been agreed by local councillors in Easton, Lawrence Hill and Eastville.
Key features of the proposed scheme include:
• Speed cushions on York Road to slow vehicle speeds
• One ways to reduce vehicular conflict at pinch points on the following roads; Freeland Buildings, Coombe Road and Villiers Road.
• Street closure to motor vehicles on All Hallows Road, alongside a speed table at the Albion Road Junction. This will help create a more enjoyable and attractive route for walking and cycling to school. The street closure re-allocates space, providing the opportunity to create place making improvements.
• Footway widening and crossing improvements at Bellevue Road/Washington Avenue, Bellevue/Greenbank Road, Alpine Road/Devon Road and Rosemary Lane/Robertson Road junctions. These traffic calming measures will make it easier for people to walk through the area by widening pavements and improving crossing facilities
• Roughly 5m of double yellow lines around street corners to improve visibility at junctions.
Bristol City Council will now start the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) process for the proposed changes for the formal public consultation next year. If approved, the order will give the council permission to implement the changes.
Cllr Mhairi Threlfall, Cabinet Member for Transport, said:
“I’m pleased that after considerable discussion with local councillors and Easton community that we are moving forward with this project. We’re confident it will make a positive difference to walking and cycling movements through the area, making it much safer and more desirable to travel within.
“We’ve listened to the local people and businesses in order to develop the most suitable scheme for Easton. We have to balance out the needs of all road users if we are going to improve the flow of people in our busy and successful city. That’s means we have made changes to the original proposals in response to informal consultation and make the most of the available funding we have for improvements. These will then go out to formal consultation in the spring when residents can have their say on the final plans.”
The £500k scheme is part funded by Bristol City Council and a government grant awarded to Bristol up until 2018. The Cycling Ambition Fund programme aims to upgrade walking and cycling routes across the city.
For more information about the project, go to: https://travelwest.info/projects/cycle-ambition-fund/bristol/easton-safer-streets