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Proposed changes to neighbourhood roads and high streets

Proposed changes to neighbourhood roads and high streets

The roads that are under review to improve walking and cycling journeys, and engagement responses.

We’re considering making significant changes to several neighbourhood roads to:

  • create more liveable neighbourhoods free from traffic and congestion
  • minimise rat running
  • maximise community enjoyment of busy high streets

The aim is to:

  • improve walking and cycling journeys in and around the area 
  • improve air quality on the road
  • give pedestrians and cyclists more space and make it safer for children to walk or cycle to school
  • give businesses and residents more space to use to the road, such as for community events or to provide more outdoor space to shops and hospitality venues 

Research by Transport for London suggests that giving pedestrians and cyclists priority can also support local economies.

We are engaging with local people to find out what changes might work best for the community before drawing up any detailed plans.

Possible road changes

Possible changes could include: 

  • closing the road at one end while maintaining access for parking, residents or deliveries
  • consistent or timed traffic restrictions
  • changes to the road layout or direction
  • wider pavements
  • new protected bike lanes

Roads under consideration

The roads we’re proposing to make improvements to:

  • St Mark's Road, Easton
  • Princess Victoria Street, Clifton Village
  • Beaufort Road/Victoria Avenue, Redfield 
  • Mina Road, St Werburghs
  • Cotham Hill, Cotham
  • Greville Road/Upton Road, Southville
  • Langton Court Bridge, St Anne’s
  • Rosemary Lane, Eastville
  • Redcliffe Mead/Prewett Street, Redcliffe
  • Overton Road, Bishopston
  • Picton Street, Montpelier
  • Dean Lane, Southville

How we’ll tell you about any proposed changes

For residents

We’ll post information out to you on how to give your views if you live in the area of any of these roads. 

For businesses 

Our transport project managers will be in touch directly with individual businesses on or near these roads to discuss your needs and the options available. 

This will be done via visits, phone calls, mail and electronic communications. 

Engagement responses

We’ve been speaking to communities about what possible improvements could work.

Engagement surveys have now closed for all roads under consideration.

We’re analysing the feedback we’ve received. Links to further information will be shared here when that process is complete for each road:

Have your say on our Getting Bristol Active Map

You can use our interactive map or fill in the form to suggest walking and cycling improvements in all areas of Bristol. 

If you can't access the map or form, call 0117 903 6449 , and leave your name, address and request.

Other ways to have your say

To have your say, make suggestions, or ask any questions, you can:

  • email: transport.engagement@bristol.gov.uk 
  • write to: Transport Engagement Team, PO Box 3399, Bristol, BS1 9NE
  • call: 0117 903 6449 and leave a message on the Transport Engagement answerphone

To ask for paper copies of the information we’re sending out, call and leave a message on the Transport Engagement answerphone: 0117 903 6449.

Our engagement plan

For more information about the engagement process, read our local neighbourhood roads and high streets engagement plan summary (pdf, 68KB) (opens new window) .