Reducing congestion

The South Bristol Link opened in January 2017.

It is expected to reduce traffic on unsuitable residential roads by providing motorists with an alternative route to the A370 and A38.

Traffic is expected to dramatically reduce on the roads which currently link the residential areas of South Bristol to Winterstoke Road and to the city centre via Bedminster. These roads include Whitchurch Road, Bishopsworth Road, South Liberty Lane, Kings Head Lane and Highridge Green.

Fact sheets

Find out more about the South Bristol Link and how it was built.


MetroBus services are expected to start on the route in Autumn 2017.

The 50km MetroBus network is designed to quickly transport large numbers of people around the city by using a combination of segregated busways and bus lanes.

MetroBus will provide rapid and reliable bus journeys from south Bristol to the centre and north of the city.

By improving the reliability of bus services, MetroBus aims to encourage more people to leave their cars at home which will reduce congestion for everyone.

921 Santas cycle the South Bristol Link

In December 921 Santas took part in a festive bike ride of the South Bristol Link before it opened to motorists.

Caring in Bristol, a local charity that look after homeless and vulnerable people in Bristol were collecting donations on the day. Their volunteer-led projects include recruiting hosts for young and vulnerable people over the festive period.

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