Final Easton Safer Streets plan proposed
Bristol City Council has confirmed their plans to help make many streets in the Easton area safer as part of the Easton Safer Streets Project.
Key features of the proposed scheme include:
- Speed cushions on York Road to slow vehicle speeds
- One ways to reduce vehicular conflict at pinch points on the following roads; Freeland Buildings, Coombe Road and Villiers Road.
- Street closure to motor vehicles on All Hallows Road (aty the railway bridge), alongside a speed table at the Albion Road Junction. This aims to help create a more enjoyable and attractive route for walking and cycling to school.
- Footway widening and crossing improvements at Bellevue Road / Washington Avenue, Bellevue / Greenbank Road, Alpine Road / Devon Road and at Rosemary Lane / Robertson Road junctions. These traffic calming measures will make it easier for people to walk through the area by widening pavements and improving crossing facilities
- Roughly 5m of double yellow lines around street corners to improve visibility at junctions.
Bristol City Council look set to undertake a formal consultation process with a draft Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) next year. If approved, the order will give the council permission to implement the changes.
Cllr Mhairi Threlfall, Cabinet Member for Transport, and Councillor for Eastville Ward, said: “I’m pleased that after considerable discussion with local councillors and Easton community that we are moving forward with this project. We’re confident it will make a positive difference to walking and cycling movements through the area, making it much safer and more desirable to travel within. We’ve listened to the local people and businesses in order to develop the most suitable scheme for Easton. We have to balance out the needs of all road users if we are going to improve the flow of people in our busy and successful city. That’s means we have made changes to the original proposals in response to informal consultation and make the most of the available funding we have for improvements. These will then go out to formal consultation in the spring when residents can have their say on the final plans.”
The £500k scheme is part funded by Bristol City Council and a government grant awarded to Bristol up until 2018. The Cycling Ambition Fund programme aims to upgrade walking and cycling routes across the city.
Further information on the project available at: www.travelwest.info/projects/cycle-ambition-fund/bristol/easton-safer-streets - including a detailed map for each area covered. A map showing the current proposals is available here.
The above proposals are in addition to those in the Whitehall Primary School / Westminster Road area [link].