Cribbs Causeway cycling route plans unchanged after consultation

Cycle paths near the Abbey Wood Roundabout

South Gloucestershire Council has published its response to consultation comments made on a proposed scheme to improve the cycling route between Lockleaze and Cribbs Causeway.

The scheme is one of three being implemented in the Bristol North Fringe area using money from the Government’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF). The West of England was awarded £5 million from the fund last year, which is to be made up to £11 million by local authority contributions.

In South Gloucestershire, the money is being used to provide missing links of cycle and pedestrian routes, building on the infrastructure delivered through the Cycling City project.

The proposed route spurs off Cycling City Route 1 at the southern end of New Road, Stoke Gifford and runs east alongside both sides of the A4174 as far as Filton Avenue. From here the route heads north along Filton Avenue to the shared path on the western side of the A38 where it continues north towards the Northfield (Charlton Hayes) development. The route then connects with the Parkway to Cribbs Causeway LSTF route proposals to reach Cribbs Causeway.

Five sets of comments were submitted through the consultation, mostly focusing on perceived issues at the Filton Avenue junctions with the A4174 and the A38.

The Council has now published its responses to the consultation comments, from which it is evident that no changes will be made to the original proposals.

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