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 near Residential Parking Zones. 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.

North Bristol Transport Plan

My North Bristol Transport Plan, launched in January 2019, calls for:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 am objecting to current bus route proposals which would cut off Brentry and carve up Westbury-on-Trym. Read more on this below.
  3. 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 image above and saving the PDF to your computer or device.

And 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 Darren’s North Bristol Trasnsport Plan.


Proposed Bus Routes and Turning Restrictions (A4018) – February 2019

Whilst Darren has called for non-stop bus and cycle lane connections from his proposed Henbury Transport Hub to Cribbs Causeway and into Bristol City Centre, he is objecting to the proposed cutting off of Brentry, Henbury and the carving up of Westbury-on-Trym village and turning restrictions on Falcondale Road. Darren is also very concerned about the like impact on Southmead and increases in traffic.

Darren strongly believes that bus routes can be installed without reducing current road capacity and with proper access routes all along the A4018 (Wyck Beck Road, Passage Road, Falcondale Road and Westbury Road).

On 16th February 2019, Darren held a meeting with hundreds of residents to discuss these plans.

You can read the full proposals from Bristol City Council by clicking here.

You can read more from Darren on this at by clicking here.

You can Darren’s petition by clicking here. 

You can join Darren’s dedicated Facebook Group on this issue by clicking here.


North Bristol Transport Forums

Darren hosted a constituent Transport Forum in 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 used this information to shape the 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

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?