20 Feb 2019

Transport

Consultation on Muller Road proposals

Proposals to improve public transport and pedestrian safety.

Muller Road, which runs from Gloucester Road to Eastville and the M32, becomes very congested, especially during peak times, meaning bus travel times can be unreliable.

Bristol City Council is asking people to share their views on the proposals which include adding an extra southbound lane to sections of Muller Road for buses, cyclists, taxis and motorcycles and bus stop improvements such as raised kerbs, with the aim of making sustainable transport more convenient.

In addition, it is proposed to widen a significant length of pavement alongside Muller Road to improve safety for schoolchildren and other pedestrians and cyclists. The consultation asks for residents’ views on removing the ability to turn right from Glenfrome Road to travel northbound up Muller Road in order to improve the traffic flow through the junction. It is also proposed to make some side streets one-way to reduce through traffic on residential streets and improve traffic flow.

As well as the existing Fairfield School, a new school will be opening this September on Romney Avenue and two new supermarkets opened along Muller Road this winter. With housing developments planned in Lockleaze for over 1,000 new homes over the next few years, Bristol City Council is planning the necessary transport improvements to keep everyone moving effectively while enhancing the environment for existing residents.

Councillor Kye Dudd, Cabinet Member for Transport said: “Muller Road is a busy route for both commuters and pedestrians. Safety of our school children is paramount and with two secondary schools within a mile of each other, we need to improve safety provisions. We are very keen to enhance travel options in this part Bristol, which will mean better walking, cycling, bus and car journeys for everyone.

“We also need to take into account new homes, jobs and schools, and the increased journeys these will bring, and these proposals respond to growth in the area.”

There will be a series of drop-in sessions at The Old Library and Horfield UR Church Hall for residents wanting to discuss the plans and share their views.

The online consultation will be open from Monday 25 February and run until Sunday 7 April, please go to: www.travelwest.info/mullerroad.