Residents invited to have their say on second phase of improvements to major Bristol road

Bristol City Council is seeking feedback from residents who live around Muller Road or travel through the area
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Bristol City Council is seeking feedback from residents who live around Muller Road or travel through the area as the second phase of improvements begins.

This phase of the proposal focuses on the southern half of Muller Road (from the railway bridge by Shaldon Road down to Heath Road) and includes 12-hour inbound and outbound bus lanes on weekdays and Saturdays (parking allowed outside of operational times) and new bus stops along stretches of the road.

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It also includes a pedestrian crossing to replace the traffic island by the steps leading to Fairfield High School and bollards between Shaldon Road and Elmcroft Crescent to limit through motorised traffic while allowing access for pedestrians and cyclists.

The project also includes a raised table that is level with the pavement at the Stottbury Road junction to slow down traffic.

This follows the completion of phase one of the project in December 2023 which focused on the northern half of Muller Road (from its junction with Downend Road to Lidl, including Ralph Road, Springfield Avenue, Draycott Road and Brent Road) and saw a new 24-hour inbound bus lane, bollards installed to limit through traffic on key roads and new traffic signals as well as resurfacing works between Downend Road and Ralph Road.

The proposals aim to make buses that travel up and down Muller Road quicker and more reliable and make walking, wheeling and cycling in the area safer while responding to local growth as a result of major housing development in the area.

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Drop-in sessions will be held at the Old Library Eastville, Muller Road on Monday January 22 from 10am to 2pm and at The Hub, Gainsborough Square, Lockleaze on Wednesday January 31 from 2pm to 4pm. The deadline to comment is Sunday February 18.

Councillor Don Alexander, Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “We hope lots of people take a look at the designs and give us their views to help us make sure our plans are right for the area. The proposals will make it easier for residents to access reliable public transport and should encourage more walking and cycling.

“This second stage of the Muller Road project follows the launch of the first finished homes of the 268 planned at Lockleaze by our housing company, Goram Homes. More than half of these will be council housing, shared ownership, or bespoke homes designed to meet some of the city’s most urgent housing needs. The first of the 94 socially rented council homes will be ready to move into by February 2024. This is exciting news, and we really need a transport network that keeps pace with this growing neighbourhood.”

More information and a link to the survey can be found here."

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