Sustainable travel in Yate is getting a boost as work begins on the new Yate Park and Ride.
The new transport hub will help reduce traffic along the congested A432 Badminton Road corridor by encouraging people to use alternative travel options such as public transport, cycling or car sharing.
The £3.6 million facility is being built on Badminton Road adjacent to the South Gloucestershire Council offices and will include 198 parking spaces, 38 electric vehicle (EV) charge points and secure cycle parking for 46 bikes, as well as improved bus stops.
The site will provide an initial park and ride service using the existing bus network, and will later benefit from the planned extension of metrobus services to the area.
It will also be available for rail users at Yate Station, which is just an eight-minute walk from the site.
The West of England Combined Authority has invested £3.3m in the Yate Park and Ride project.
As part of the preparations on site a number of tree saplings have been removed to protect them from the works about to start. These saplings are being kept safe and will be replanted within the park and ride site in the autumn.
The Yate Park and Ride is expected to open later in the year.
For more information, visit the South Gloucestershire Council website.