Local residents, community groups and businesses are being asked to put their views and comments forward to help shape plans for public transport design improvements for Backwell.
Local residents and businesses will receive an invitation to a drop in event where initial concept designs for renovated bus stops, proposed bus priority measures at Backwell Crossroads and a new local transport hub (which includes cycle stands, parcel lockers and electric bike charging points) will be available to view.
The plans are being proposed as part of North Somerset’s ‘Bus Service Improvement Plan’ (funded by Department for Transport) to help make bus travel easier, faster and more reliable across North Somerset and the wider West of England.
The community drop-in event will take place on:
Date: Wednesday 29 November 2023
Time: 3:30pm – 7pm
Address: WI Hall, Station Road, Backwell, BS48 3QW.
For those unable to make the drop in event, it will be possible to view the concept proposals and comment online, at: https://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/backwellimprovements
Feedback from the consultation and engagement process will inform additional work to test the feasibility of the ideas and to revise designs before any decision is taken as to whether the plans will be progressed.
Following initial engagement with Ward Councillors and Backwell Parish Council, further surveying work will take place during the consultation period to understand in greater detail the impact of proposals on the surrounding area.
Funding is available through the Bus Service Improvement Plan to deliver a scheme that supports the use of public transport whilst also giving the opportunity to address a number of issues in the local area. Plans will not solely be based on bus usage, but also on how pedestrians, mobility users, cyclists and motorists utilise the area.
More information on the Bus Improvement Service Plan can be found on the council website: Bus service improvement plan | North Somerset Council (n-somerset.gov.uk)