North Bristol Transport Plan

Transport has always been a problem in Bristol. Already, certain roads are gridlocked at multiple times a day which makes buses late and drivers stressed. Cyclists run out of cycle paths at dangerous moments and pavements can often end for those wanting to walk. Our rail network only serves certain areas and – in the end – most people in Bristol North West just drive their cars.

I want to fix this. Not just to make getting around our city easier, but to improve public health and air pollution and to contribute to meeting our climate change objectives too.

And with thousands of new homes being built in North Bristol and South Gloucestershire, new retail developments, the lifting of the tolls on the Severn Bridge (resulting in 6m additional car journeys per year) and the potential for a 15,000 seater Arena in North Bristol upgrading our transport networks in North Bristol has now become an urgent issue.

That’s why I’ve been working hard at my North Bristol Transport Plan from the very beginning of my time as your MP. You can read the back story, read the latest updates and find out how to get involved below.


North Bristol Transport Forum and Survey

Darren hosted a constituent Transport Forum on the evening of Friday 19th October 2018.

Darren heard views on local congestion hotspots and experiences of public transport but, more importantly, 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. A survey will be launched in the New Year to give all constituents the opportunity to share their views.

This October forum follows a previous meeting with Network Rail, Great Western Railways, First Bus, Highways England, Bristol City Council, Sustrans and others in July 2018.

North Bristol Transport Fund

Darren has identified a spare £53m of local funding, following the Mayor’s decision to not have a publicly-funded Bristol Arena near Temple Meads.

Darren has called for this entire pot of money to be spent on transport upgrades in North Bristol.

Please support Darren by signing his petition HERE

What has Darren done on transport issues?