Have your say on improvements to the A37/A4018 transport corridor

Bristol City Council is asking for ideas from residents to improve walking, cycling and bus travel along a transport corridor running from Stockwood to Cribbs Causeway.

A transport corridor is a key route that a lot of people use for travel – for example to get to work or school or for leisure.

The council wants to improve the route of the number 2 bus – which starts in Stockwood and travels along the A37 through Knowle and Totterdown to Temple Meads. 

It then heads north along the A4018 and travels into Henleaze, Southmead and Henbury before arriving at Cribbs Causeway. 

The council is asking for views along the whole of the route, as well as focusing on seven different areas to help buses travel more easily and to make it ‘safer and easier’ for people to cycle and walk. 

These areas where congestion is an issue include the A37 Wells Road and the centre.

The survey will help the council to make a better pedestrian environment with safe crossing points and “attractive streetscapes.”

Road space will also be reallocated for cyclists and buses to encourage more active travel.

The council also hopes to make infrastructure improvements to improve bus journey times and reliability.

Over the next ten to 15 years Bristol and the West of England authorities will also be developing and improving bus services as a priority for the city – in partnership with First West of England. 

It is hoped these changes will create a better travelling experience and encourage people out of their cars – to help reduce congestion and improve air quality in the city.

It is part of a wider project which will look at eight routes across the city over the next 10 years.

Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees said: “This public engagement marks the start of an ambitious project to make serious improvements to the major transport routes in and out of Bristol…

“Over the next decade we plan to make significant changes to these key routes that will protect public health and unlock barriers to inclusive economic growth with cleaner air, safer and better public transport, and improved walking and cycling routes.

“With a growing population we need to tackle these issues now, and we welcome the public’s input to help us agree the most effective approach to meet this challenge head on.”

A survey went online on 24 July and local people have until 11 September to have their say.

To take part in the survey, visit a virtual exhibition or for details of live chats visit: https://travelwest.info/projects/a37-a4018-transport-corridor

For a paper copy write to Transport Engagement Team, PO Box 3399, Bristol, BS1 9NE. You can also email transport.engagement@bristol.gov.uk or ring 0777 511 5909 and leave a message.