Two recent LSTF funded lighting schemes have been installed on sections of the Bristol and Bath Railway Path between Staple Hill and Mangotsfield Station, and between Siston and Mangotsfield Station. This scheme will complement these schemes, and complete the lighting of cycle routes within the urban sections of the local cycle network in this area.
Bromley Heath Bridge carries the A4174 Ring Road and the cycle path that runs alongside across the River Frome. These critical transport routes serve the communities and employment sites across the North Fringe and are key components of the local transport network. This section of the Cycle Trunk Route is one of the busiest cycle routes in South Gloucestershire, however the cycle path, across the bridge itself is a narrow 1.8 metres with no buffer to bridge parapet or the kerb line of the main road carriageway, creating a pinch point that is frequently the subject of complaint from members of the public and other stakeholders.
The aim of this scheme is to provide a high quality walking and cycling route, separate from the A4174 on a new bridge structure cantilevered out from the existing bridge, removing a significant constraint on the Cycle Trunk Route. In order to minimise disruption to the traveling public, whilst the route is constructed, the works will be co-ordinated with planned maintenance works on the main Bromley Heath bridge structure.