MetroBus will connect parts of Bristol currently poorly served by public transport. This is especially important where people don’t have access to their own means of transport.
By making it easier and quicker to get around the city, MetroBus will enable more people to take advantage of the abundant opportunities Bristol has to offer.
As well as connecting people with jobs and education, MetroBus will also link to major recreational areas including the City Centre and Cribbs Causeway.
Good for employers
Many employers consider access to public transport when deciding where to locate their businesses. When searching for properties, some businesses actively rule out areas where there is a poor public transport provision.
MetroBus will bridge the gap between high residential neighbourhoods and areas of high employment.
MetroBus will connect key employment hubs (Aztec West, the Bristol and Bath Science Park, Cribbs Causeway) with residential areas (Bradley Stoke, Stoke Gifford, Emersons Green, Bedminster, Knowle West and Hengrove).
This is especially important for residential areas in South Bristol where there are high levels of unemployment. Here, MetroBus will deliver greater opportunities to access work, education and training.
Good for young people
MetroBus will be critical for young people aged 17-20. This age group rely on public transport more than any other and make almost twice as many bus trips as any other age group. For most young people, who do not have a full driving licence, the MetroBus will liberate their lives as it will provide easy access to education, work, training opportunities and a social life.
MetroBus will provide rapid and reliable journeys to the University of the West of England (UWE), the South Bristol Skills Academy in Hengrove and the City of Bristol College.
Good for recreation
MetroBus will be the fast, affordable and easy connection to centres of recreation all over the city.
Whether you’re shopping, clubbing, eating out, visiting attractions, watching sport, keeping fit, catching a movie or going to the theatre; MetroBus will get you there quickly and easily. Relax and enjoy what the city has to offer without the hassle of finding a parking space or the need to agree on a designated driver
MetroBus will be stopping at Cribbs Causeway, Cabot Circus, Broadmead, City Centre, Ashton Vale and many other recreational spots in between.
Good for the elderly
MetroBuses will be easily accessible for those with restricted mobility. Twin doors on all MetroBuses combined with raised kerbs at all MetroBus stops will make getting on and off the MetroBus a doddle. With MetroBus being free of charge to all those with senior citizen travel cards, MetroBus will open up recreational areas of the city to senior citizens previously difficult to get to.
Good for commuting
MetroBus will be the hassle-free way of commuting across the city. By connecting seamlessly with Park and Ride services and existing bus and rail networks, MetroBus will make car journeys for many people, completely unnecessary. MetroBus will also connect with the new Portishead to Bristol train service (scheduled for 2019) at Parson Street, Bedminster and Temple Meads opening up even more opportunities to link commuters with areas of high employment. For the health conscious commuter, there will be cycle stands at all MetroBus stops.