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Have your say on proposals to tackle flooding and footpath improvements on Whiteladies Road

Have your say on proposals to tackle flooding and footpath improvements on Whiteladies Road

Proposals aimed at reducing flooding in an area of Clifton are being unveiled for consultation.

11 May 2022

People living, working and travelling through Whiteladies Road are encouraged to give their views on plans to improve the drainage system and footpath between the junctions of Tyndall’s Park Road and Queen’s Road.

This section of Whiteladies Road is prone to localised flooding and the footpath along one side is uneven and narrow, because of the trees and their roots.

The council is putting forward a series of measures to address these issues, such as removing the painted cycle lanes and using the space to widen the footpaths on both sides of the road, replacing the footpath surface with flexible block paving, and adding a drainage channel and grass verges within the wider footpath.

The proposals will not affect the flow of traffic in either direction, and vehicle access to properties, along with the advanced stop lines for cyclists at the traffic lights, will remain in place.

Councillor Don Alexander, Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “Our streets are for everyone, and this part of Whiteladies Road clearly needs to be rethought.

“It is always a last resort to propose taking out cycle lanes, but the lack of space in this area means we need to consider it.

“A wider pavement would allow us to resolve the problems with flooding, while making the footpath safer and more accessible for all.

“I encourage everyone to take a look at the proposals and let us know your thoughts, to make sure we get the right solution for the city.”

To view the plan and fill in a short survey visit https://www.bristol.gov.uk/floodandfootpathscheme by 8 June 2022. 

For a paper version of the survey or to ask for it in another format, email transport.engagement@bristol.gov.uk, phone 0117 9036449 and leave a message on the answerphone, or write to Whiteladies Road – Flood alleviation and footway scheme, Transport Engagement Team, PO BOX 3399, 100 Temple Street, Bristol, BS1 9NE. 

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