Gearing up for Park Row improvement works

Work to improve travel safety for walking, wheeling, and cycling along Park Row, Perry Road, Upper Maudlin Street and Colston Street is set to get underway this spring.

The transport scheme will make it easier and safer for active travel; manage traffic flow and reduce pollution; and encourage more sustainable travel in the area.

Work includes:

  • Upgrading cycle lanes and other cycle infrastructure
  • Upgrading crossings and other pedestrian infrastructure
  • Upgrading traffic signals
  • Creating loading bays and disabled bays (for Blue Badge holders) 

Having carried out detailed engagement with key stakeholders, residents and people who travel along Park Row and the surrounding area, I am really pleased that work on this major project will be starting in March. It will make this whole area more pleasant and safer for pedestrians and cyclists, and I hope it will encourage many more people to travel actively, improving their health and wellbeing and cutting congestion on Bristol’s roads and air pollution.

Ahead of the Park Row area construction work starting, I’d like to thank everyone for bearing with us. We will keep disruption to a minimum and aim to keep both sides of traffic open as much as possible.

Councillor Don Alexander, Cabinet Member for Transport

This project is just one of a raft of active travel schemes the council is working on. We’ve recently completed works on Bristol Bridge to install a cycle lane and improve accessibility for pedestrians as well as work to pedestrianise Cotham Hill.

Construction work is continuing at Old Market Gap on a segregated cycle route plus wider and safer crossing points, and there are more projects in the pipeline, including completing our Old City and Princess Victoria Street pedestrianisation schemes using long-lasting materials to improve the look and feel of both areas.

Access to businesses along Park Row and the surrounding area will be maintained throughout the work that is set to be completed by early 2025.

The project is part of the Department for Transport’s Active Travel programme which has contributed £3.1 million.

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Original press release by Bristol City Council