Local Transport across Bristol North West

Getting stuck in traffic jams. Buses that are late or never turn up. Cycle paths that run out of path. Lack of access to trains. Dangerous travel to work routes. Having to pay for taxis when nothing else works. Excess cars parking to avoid paying to park or Residential Parking Zones. Cars parked in cycle lanes or on the pavement.  Air pollution and climate change concerns.

These are the transport concerns raised with me in public meetings, surveys and online during 2018 (and most days since). I pulled that together into my North Bristol Transport Plan which I launched in January 2019. Since the launch, I’ve continued to campaign for improvements in transport and infrastructure.

To keep up to date with local transport issues and chat to other residents about their views, you can join my Transport Facebook Group by clicking here.

Watch my 30-minute video explaining North Bristol Transport here.

North Bristol Transport Plan and Survey:

Following the Mayor’s decision to not have a publicly-funded Bristol Arena near Temple Meads, I have identified £53m of local funding. I have called for this entire pot of money to be spent on transport upgrades in North Bristol. My North Bristol Transport Plan, launched in January 2019, calls for:

  • Three new Transport Hubs: bringing rail, bus, cycle hire, cycle lock-up, car parking and electric vehicle charging points together on one site. These Transport Hubs should be at the Portway P&R in Shirehampton, at Henbury (next to the Rugby Club) and North of Lockleaze. I also support the opening of a full Henbury Loop Line – which would link the new Henbury Spur line to the existing Severn Beach line.
  • Improved Bus & Cycle Lanes
  • Restricted access to the Bristol YTL Arena / New Housing: residential roads in Henbury, Brentry, Southmead and Lockleaze should not be used as access routes to the proposed Bristol YTL Arena. I expect to see significant transport upgrades using major routes to move people into and out of new developments across the North Bristol Arc.

You can read the full North Bristol Transport Plan by clicking HERE. You can also download a copy by right clicking of the cover icon of the plan.

Please tell me what you think about my North Bristol Transport Plan by completing my Transport Survey.


Darren Jones MP

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2017: ( I was elected in June 2017)