Several members of our Infrastructure Action Group met with Council Officers including members of the Metrobus City Design Team to discuss proposals for The Centre (St. Augustine’s Parade area). We had a useful discussion on what is proposed for cycling and whilst there are some improvements specifically for cycling and general traffic improvements in the area that should reduce road danger to some extent, it’s certainly not “8 to 80” cycling. We also discussed plans for the Bear Pit (James Barton Roundabout) and the Baldwin Street Cycle Safety scheme.
The Infra Group, acting on behalf of the Bristol Cycle Forum within the Council’s QA process, has also received plans for Feeder Road, Birchwood Road, St’Luke’s Rd, Railway Path, Coronation Road and M-Shed car park. The information is not all detailed and we are unsure on the status of these schemes so we will be publishing more information once we have a clearer picture.
Further information has been received on plans for Old Market and we will try to publish this, again, as soon as we are clear on it’s status.
We have had initial meetings with the project managers for the Cycling City Ambition Fund project (mainly affecting crossings of the New Cut) and the Local Entreprise Zone (sevearl new routes and route inprovements around the Temple Meads area. The Temple Way area is also being reviewed and there are proposals for schemes for Castle Park, Gloucester Road and of course the LSTF project.
What information we have on these projects can generally be accessed through our Campaigns pages (Infrastructure inprovements being one of our ongoing campaigns).
There is so much going on at the moment and Council Officers are so busy that it is difficult getting a clear picture of what is going on and so we will be calling for a review workshopin the New Year to look at the whole plans for the City Centre and how they fit with our proposed Bristol Cycling Network, part of the Freedom to Ride campaign.
If you want further information on any of these schemes or would like to be involved, please get in touch via [email protected]