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Update on Filwood Quietway

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Designs are being finalised for the planned cycling and walking route through Knowle West.

The Filwood Quietway is being delivered by Bristol City Council and cycling charity Sustains. It will run through the Northern Slopes and Victoria Park, linking people to Temple Meads and will eventually reach the hospital in Hengrove.

A series of consultations have already taken place across the area, with the last one on 31 August in Victoria Park.

These are the latest developments from the project team at Bristol City Council:

The Northern Slopes

Options are currently being drawn up for the Northern Slopes, and the project team will be engaging with key stakeholders shortly.

Ecological, badger, and bat surveys for this area are complete.

Victoria Park

Consultation has now finished for Victoria Park, and designs are being finalised using feedback from the public and the Victoria Park Action Group. The designs will be published as soon as they are complete.

Ecological reports and bat surveys are now complete, and the team is waiting on an arboricultural survey to inform construction design.

St John’s Lane and Wedmore Vale

Preliminary designs are currently in progress, and the team hopes to consult with the immediate area before Christmas.

Whitehouse Street

Consultation for Whitehouse Street closed on the 7 October.  There are concerns around the new traffic movements proposed, including:

  • The banned turns at the junction of Whitehouse Street and York Rd
  • The no entries at Whitehouse Place and Princess St
  • Specific HGV entry requirements for individual premises

The scheme is currently being re-assessed in light of these issues and the revised design will be published online.

To keep updated visit: https://travelwest.info/projects/cycle-ambition-fund/bristol/filwood-quietway