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 my public meetings, surveys and online during 2018. I’ve now pulled that together into my North Bristol Transport Plan which I launched in January 2019.

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

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.
  • New Non-Stop Bus & Cycle Lanes: these new Transport Hubs should have non-stop bus and cycle lanes into and out of Bristol City Centre and Cribbs Causeway, with a review of travel to work routes in Avonmouth. However, I objected to council’s A4018  proposals. 
  • Restricted access to the Bristol YTL Arena / New Housing: residential single 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 developments across the North Bristol Arc.

You can read the full North Bristol Transport Plan by clicking HERE. You can download a copy by right clicking the Plan’s image and saving the PDF to your computer or device.

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

Darren

Darren Jones MP
Member of Parliament for Bristol North West


North Bristol Transport Survey

A Transport Survey is now live for constituents to share their views on transport in Bristol North West, as well as feedback on my North Bristol Transport Plan.


North Bristol Transport Forums

I hosted a constituent Transport Forum in October 2018I heard views on local congestion hotspots and experiences of public transport but, more importantly, ideas for how local infrastructure could be improved with investment. I have used this information to shape my North Bristol Transport Plan and continue to call for investment into North Bristol’s transport systems.

The October forum followed a previous meeting with Network Rail, Great Western Railways, First Bus, Highways England, Bristol City Council, Sustrans and community groups in July 2018.


North Bristol Transport Fund – Petition

I have identified £53m of local funding, following the Mayor’s decision to not have a publicly-funded Bristol Arena near Temple Meads. I have called for this entire pot of money to be spent on transport upgrades in North Bristol. Please support this request by signing my petition HERE


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