Share your views to help shape your local roads
Three south Bristol roads have been earmarked to receive funding from the local authority, as part of "bold" city-wide plans to improve walking and cycling journeys.
Residents and businesses are being asked how investment could be used to enhance Greville Road/Upton Road and Dean Lane.
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.
There are 13 roads in total across the city set to receive the funding and they were chosen following suggestions from the public during lockdown.
These plans follow the major improvements made during the summer to the city centre, which involved pedestrianising the Old City, installing new bike lanes and closing Bristol Bridge and Baldwin Street to through traffic to give priority to buses, pedestrians and cyclists.
A spokesperson from Bristol City Council said: "[The] council is using a variety of different funding steams for these improvements. Primarily we are using Bristol’s allocation from the £3.7m secured from the Department for Transport’s Active Travel Fund, which was set up in response to the pandemic.
"Our exact figure is yet to be confirmed but it will cover the majority of the work and in addition the council plans to contribute up to £130k, using savings made from other recent transport projects.
"We will have a clearer idea on the costs of each potential project after we have engaged with the communities and started work on designs. The engagement will launch for the Southville roads in January."
Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, said: “We are taking bold action to create a better, more connected future for everyone and to help Bristol emerge from this crisis in a more inclusive and sustainable way. All of the streets earmarked for change are more than just roads – they are vibrant hubs where people of all different backgrounds and cultures come together. It is essential any change works for the benefit of everyone in the community so we are asking for ideas from local people.”
Surveys are expected to launch in January and will be available online and distributed across households and businesses. The council is also liaising with local groups and organisations to gather views.
For more information, visit: bristol.gov.uk/roadchanges
If you do not have access to the internet please write to: Transport Engagement Team, PO Box 3399, Bristol, BS1 9NE or call 0117 9036449.