Public asked for views on plans to improve A4 Portway route into Bristol

The plans form part of Bristol City Council’s goal to achieve net zero by 2030

People who use the A4 Portway in Bristol are being urged to give their views on how the major route could be improved.

Bristol City Council are looking for ways to help buses move more quickly along the route, as well as making cycling and walking there safer and more enjoyable.

The scope of the A4 Portway project starts at the M5 flyover, treavelling along the A4 and passing the Avon Gorge and onto Hotwell Road to the Jacob’s Wells Road roundabout, then along Anchor Road and up to Explore Lane.

The project is part of a wider transformation by the Council and the West of England Combined Authority over the next decade to overhaul Bristol’s transport network.

Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, said the early engagement was part of the authority’s ambitious project to improve a series of major transport routes in and out of Bristol.

He added: “We want to create a better, more connected city for everyone, and bring down air pollution as we work on our goal to achieve net zero by 2030.”

Bristol City Council has asked for views on how it can improve the A4 Portway route into Bristol.

“To do this, our city needs to continue the transition to increased use of sustainable modes of transport, such as walking, cycling and public transport. Adapting key routes, such as the A4 Portway, will help us meet this challenge head on.”

Councillor Don Alexander, Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “As our city continues to grow, it’s vital that we have a transport system that meets demand, while we look at the ways we can reduce our impact on the environment and air pollution.

“As transport is one of our biggest polluters, we need everyone to rethink how they travel and to embrace a mix of public transport, walking and cycling.

“We recognise that we need to improve the transport network for this to happen at scale, especially along our busy transport corridors, which is why we need your help to shape the way these roads will look in the near future.

“This is your chance to be involved in the process and have your say - the feedback we receive will influence the designs to improve the A4 Portway route.”

Views can be given through an online survey and via an interactive map, which allows participants to add comments about specific locations on the route and read what other people have said.

Participants in the survey can give their views via an interactive map.

To find out more and have your say, fill in the survey or you can attend a public drop in session:

  • Shirehampton Library, Wednesday, July 6 from 1pm to 5pm
  • Sea Mills Library, Tuesday, July 12 from 10am to 2pm
  • Portway Park & Ride, Tuesday,July 19 from 8am to 12noon
  • Central Library, Thursday, July 21 from 10am to 2pm
  • Portway Park and Ride, Saturday, July 23 from 8am to 12noon

For a paper copy of the information and survey, write to: A4 Portway, Transport Engagement Team, PO Box 3399, 100 Temple Street, Bristol BS1 9NE.

You can also email [email protected] or call 0117 9036449 and leave your details.

The engagement closes on Wednesday, August 17.