Measures to make the road safer
Restrictions on through-traffic
We are planning to reduce through-traffic on roads where we are creating a new cycle route. We would like your opinions on the following proposals.
Closing North Road to through-traffic on an experimental basis, using a camera enforced ‘bus gate’. This would still allow buses, taxis, emergency vehicles and refuse vehicles through
We are seeking views on whether the proposed bus gate should only prevent traffic from driving southbound (uphill), or operate in both directions on North Road
Depending on the restrictions operating on North Road, we are considering an experimental one-way restriction in Cleveland Walk, between its junctions with Sham Castle Lane and North Road. If vehicles are still permitted to travel northbound (downhill) on North Road, restricting traffic on part of Cleveland Walk would discourage through-traffic using the road as an alternative to North Road.
Our improvements for pedestrians will also aim to reduce driving speed when approaching the junctions where side streets meet the Upper Bristol Road.
It will be necessary to remove on-street parking along Beckford Road where the cycle lane is proposed. This would mean removing 20 spaces between Forrester Road and Beckford Gardens and a time-limited parking bay near the railway bridge which can accommodate 8 cars.
We have identified a number of sections of yellow line restrictions which can be safely removed in order to accommodate more parking spaces. We will remove double yellow lines in Forrester Road to free up parking for 4 cars with Zone 10 permits. In Warminster Road, we will provide a time limited parking bay to accommodate 5 cars and in North Road there will be a time limited parking bay for 3 cars.
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