Measures to make the road safer
Adding cycle lanes to Upper Bristol Road will narrow the carriageway, and so we are proposing to reduce the current 30mph speed limit to 20mph. This lower speed limit, and the separation of cyclist from motor traffic, should make this stretch of road safer for all road users.
Our improvements for pedestrians will also aim to reduce driving speed when approaching the junctions where side streets meet the Upper Bristol Road.
Parking and waiting
Our proposals include a ban on loading and unloading in on Upper Bristol Road in the morning and afternoon peak periods, to help keep traffic flowing.
If the scheme goes ahead, it will be necessary to remove 40 on-street parking spaces along the section of Upper Bristol Road where the cycle lanes are proposed. These space would be re-provided in the following ways:
- creating 19 additional spaces within zone 6 by removal of single and double yellow lines
- converting 14 shared use bays in Marlborough Lane to residents’ only
- converting 12 Pay and Display bays in Royal Avenue to residents’ only
- proposals to change how hotel, guest house and holiday let permits operate which will remove competition for on-street residents permits spaces by moving these users into Charlotte Street car park. There are currently 41 such permits in Zone 6.
Instructions on how to use our mapping tool
- Google satellite images of the current road layout and markings
- Plan drawings of the changes we are proposing