Southmead Quietway

January 30 2017

Redland councillors have long been pressing for safety work to be done where Zetland Rd meets Elton Road and Gloucester Rd, as this is a known dangerous junction.

Redland councillors have long been pressing for safety work to be done where Zetland Rd meets Elton Road and Gloucester Rd, as this is a known dangerous junction. The promised remodelling work a couple of years ago to reduce hazards never took place but now, due to a new, externally funded, cycle link to Southmead Hospital under development - the ‘Southmead Quietway’' - there are funds to make some safety changes. 

Cllr Martin Fodor said: “This is welcome and we hope suitable plans can be drawn up and delivered. It's a complex junction with many pedestrian, cycle, and motor vehicle flows in various directions and not all have been catered for safely up to now.” 

 A new cycle and pedestrian ‘tiger’ design of dual crossing is also planned at Coldharbour Road with a cycle contraflow from Cairns Rd to reach the hospital more readily by cycle and reduce traffic and pollution with active travel.

 

Free cycle stands

THE Take A Stand free cycle parking scheme funded by Bristol City Council is coming to an end in Bristol. This means small businesses, charities and not-for-profits in the area have only a few months to take advantage of up to 4 free Sheffield bike stands. They will be delivered and have to be sited off the highway by the organization requesting them. Contact Lifecycle for details on 0117 3534580.