Bristol citizens are being asked how investment could be used to enhance several busy roads and high streets across the city.
Starting this week, businesses, residents and anyone who enjoys the roads under consideration will be urged to make suggestions for how to improve the environment and accessibility on the streets.
The 13 roads are all earmarked to receive funding from Bristol City Council to improve walking and cycling journeys across the city. It is part of work to accelerate existing long-term transport ambitions in response to the pandemic while capacity on public transport is reduced.
The streets vary from major city roads to bustling high streets or residential school routes – but all play a key role in serving each community’s unique needs. They were chosen following suggestions made by the public during lockdown for ways to better manage through traffic and prevent rat running.
These plans follow major improvements to the city centre delivered this summer, with the Old City now pedestrianised, new city centre bike lanes and the closure of Bristol Bridge and Baldwin Street to through traffic to give priority to buses, pedestrians and cyclists.
Potential changes could involve alterations to the road layout or traffic direction, widened pavements, timed or consistent traffic restrictions, new bike lanes, additional seating, better lighting, resurfacing, or more greenery.
Surveys will be distributed across households and businesses in each area to collect feedback on what people like about the road in question and what they feel needs improving. The council is also liaising with local groups and organisations to gather views and ideas from their members.
In some areas citizens will also be asked to give their views on more specific suggestions that have come from initial discussions with the community. People will also be asked to feedback on any improvements that have already been brought in temporarily as a rapid response to the pandemic, such as the bike lane on Park Row.
Roads under consideration and engagement launch dates:
7 December 2020:
14 December 2020:
- Park Row, Upper Maudlin Street, Marlborough Street & Colston Street
- Picton Street, Montpelier
- Rosemary Lane, Eastville
- Beaufort Road, Redfield
- Mina Road, St Werburghs
- Greville Road/Upton Road, Southville
- Langton Court Bridge, St Anne’s
- Redcliffe Mead/Prewett Street, Redcliffe
- Overton Road, Bishopston
- Dean Lane, Southville
For exact dates, links to the online surveys and more information, visit: bristol.gov.uk/roadchanges
All surveys will be available online for any citizen to complete.