Transport Fund & Constituent Transport Forum
Darren has been championing the need for investment into Bristol North West’s road, rail, bus, pedestrian and cycling networks, alongside the opening of the Henbury Loop, since his election in June 2017.
Please support the need for investment by signing Darren’s PETITION FOR £50m NORTH BRISTOL TRANSPORT FUND
To continue this work, Darren is convening a constituent Transport Forum on the evening of Friday 19th October 2018. (Booking details to follow soon). Darren would like to hear your views on local congestion hotspots and your experiences of public transport but, more importantly, your ideas for how local infrastructure could be improved with investment. Darren will use this information to continue to call for investment into North Bristol’s transport systems.
Your Champion in Bristol – transport:
- Darren sought to continue to champion the need for investment by chairing a Gridlock Conference in July 2018 for transport providers, cross-party councillors and representatives from Bristol North West’s community and transport-focused groups.
- In July, Darren also wrote to Bristol City Council calling on them to reconsider introducing flat charges for parking at Blaise Castle.
- In June 2018, Darren publicly called for infrastructure improvements across North Bristol on BBC’s Sunday Politics show.
- In May 2018, Darren wrote to members of the Local Enterprise Partnership (who make decisions on transport funding alongside the West of England Combined Authority Mayor, Tim Bowles) calling for a Transport Fund of at least £50m.
- In March 2018, Darren wrote and met with First Bus (following launching a joint petition in February) challenging their decision to re-route the 76 bus away from Henbury school – the decision was overturned shortly afterwards and the route reinstated in September 2018.
- Darren also challenged the government in Parliament to consider, and mitigate, how removing tolls on the Severn Bridge would impact traffic in North Bristol.
- In February 2018, Darren started a joint petition calling on First bus to reinstate the number 76’s stops at Henbury Primary School.
- In January 2018, Darren launched his campaign and petition calling for a North Bristol Transport Fund.
- In Parliament in November 2017, Darren called on government and Regional Mayor to fund the full Henbury Loop.
- In Parliament in October 2017, Darren welcomed the Henbury Spur but raised concerns about the cancellation of the electrification of the Bristol to London line and called on Government to invest in the Henbury Loop and a station in Horfield and Lockleaze.
- In September 2017, Darren submitted a formal response to the Regional Mayor, Tim Bowles’, West of England Strategy Discussion Paper calling for ‘an end to gridlock’. Darren also welcomed news of a £2.25m investment into a new station at the Portway Park and Ride in Shirehampton but says more investment is needed.
- In August 2017, Darren formally met with Regional Mayor, Tim Bowles and discusses need for infrastructure and transport funding.