Detailed plans for a multi-million pound ‘rapid transit system’ that will connect Bradley Stoke with the centre of Bristol are on show today (Thursday 31st) at the Willow Brook Centre, between 3pm and 7pm.
The scheme aims to provide a “fast and reliable” bus service between north and south Bristol – with modern vehicles and, in places, its own right of way.
A new by-pass around Stoke Gifford, providing a more direct route for general traffic from the south of Bradley Stoke to the Avon Ring Road, is also part of the plans.
There will also be a new bus-only junction onto the M32, where Stoke Lane crosses over the motorway, close to the Dower House.
Today’s exhibition is part of the latest round of public consultation on the scheme, which runs until 13th July 2012.
Specific proposals for the Bradley Stoke area include:
- Road widening on the north-east side of Bradley Stoke Way between Aztec West and the Willow Brook Centre, to provide additional road space for northbound bus lanes.
- Widening of Bradley Stoke Way between the Great Meadow and Great Stoke roundabouts, for a southbound bus lane.
- Widening of Great Stoke Way, between Great Meadow roundabout and Trevelyan Walk, for a northbound bus lane.
For further information and to respond to the consultation, visit the North Fringe to Hengrove page of the Travel+ website.
Detailed proposals for the Bradley Stoke area can be viewed here:
- Zone 1 consultation leaflet [PDF, 3.7MB]
- North Fringe to Hengrove Package (The Journal)
- Interactive map of the bus rapid transit route (The Journal)
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