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Bristol City Council is reaching out to the local community for feedback on its Muller Road (railway bridge to Heath Road) transport proposals.

The first phase of the project, completed in December 2023, focused on the northern half of Muller Road, from its junction with Downend Road to Lidl, including Ralph Road, Springfield Avenue, Draycott Road and Brent Road. It saw a new 24-hour inbound bus lane, bollards installed to limit through traffic on key roads and new traffic signals as well as resurfacing works between Downend Road and Ralph Road.

Proposals for the second phase of the works are on the southern half of Muller Road, from the railway bridge by Shaldon Road down to Heath Road. They include:

  • 12-hour inbound and outbound bus lanes on weekdays and Saturdays (parking allowed outside of operational times) 
  • new bus stops along stretches of the road
  • a pedestrian crossing to replace the traffic island by the steps (public footpath) leading to Fairfield High School
  • bollards between Shaldon Road and Elmcroft Crescent to limit through motorised traffic while allowing access for pedestrians and cyclists
  • a raised table that is level with the pavement at the Stottbury Road junction to slow down traffic

People who live in or near Muller Road or travel through the area are being encouraged to complete a survey that asks for feedback on the proposals. 

The proposals aim to make buses that travel up and down Muller Road quicker and more reliable, make walking, wheeling and cycling in the area safer, while responding to local growth as a result of major housing development in the area.

We hope lots of people take a look at the designs and give us their views to help us make sure our plans are right for the area. The proposals will make it easier for residents to access reliable public transport and should encourage more walking and cycling.

This second stage of the Muller Road project follows the launch of the first finished homes of the 268 planned at Lockleaze by our housing company, Goram Homes. More than half of these will be council housing, shared ownership, or bespoke homes designed to meet some of the city’s most urgent housing needs. The first of the 94 socially rented council homes will be ready to move into by February 2024. This is exciting news, and we really need a transport network that keeps pace with this growing neighbourhood.

Councillor Don Alexander, Cabinet Member for Transport,

Improving Muller Road is part of the Lockleaze Sustainable Transport Infrastructure project. This second phase is being funded by the West of England Combined Authority through its Investment Fund.

To find out more and fill in the survey, visit www.bristol.gov.uk/mulleroadsouthJan24 or come along to a drop-in session at:

  • The Old Library Eastville, Muller Road on Monday 22 January from 10am to 2pm
  • The Hub, Gainsborough Square, Lockleaze on Wednesday 31 January from 2pm to 4pm

The deadline to comment is Sunday 18 February 2024.

Original press release by Bristol City Council

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