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Local transport schemes to be discussed at Area Forum

Posted on Monday 28th November 2011 at 10:13 am by SH (Editor)

South Gloucestershire Council

Five proposed local transport improvement schemes in the Patchway area are to be discussed at a meeting of South Gloucestershire Council’s (SGC’s) Southern Brooks Area Forum this Tuesday (29th November).

The Forum has £50k to allocate to transport projects within the Bradley Stoke, Filton, Patchway, Stoke Gifford and Winterbourne areas.

The five Patchway projects to be discussed are:

  • Closure of Shellmor Avenue to motor vehicles at its junction with Gloucester Road (A38)
  • Provision of a shared pedestrian cycleway in Eagle Drive
  • Footway improvements and traffic signal sequence changes on Rodway Road, near Callicroft Primary School
  • Provision of a pedestrian crossing facility in Cranham Drive, near St Chad’s Primary School
  • Improvements to Callicroft Road bus stop on Gloucester Road (A38)

The meeting, which is open to the public, takes place at the Jubilee Centre in Bradley Stoke, starting at 7pm.

More info: Agenda for Tuesday’s Area Forum meeting (SGC)

Last year, the Area Forum allocated money to investigate options for traffic management measures in Shellmor Avenue, in response to residents’ concerns over the volume of traffic using the road, which forms a potential short-cut between the A38 and Stoke Lane. SGC recently conducted a public consultation on four proposals for addressing the issues and the results of that exercise will be made known at Tuesday’s meeting.

Patchway Town Councillor and SGC Councillor for Stoke Lodge Sarah Pomfret told November’s meeting of the Town Council that a majority of residents want the road closed (at the Gloucester Road end) but added that changes would have to be made at the road’s junction with Stoke Lane in order to make it “more accessible” from that direction.

Bus stop outside the Flingers party shop in Patchway, Bristol

The bus stop near the Callicroft Road junction on the Gloucester Road northbound (outside the Flingers party shop) has been out of service since 4th September due to “safety concerns in serving this stop caused by the adjacent parking” – according to a notice posted at the stop. October’s meeting of the Town Council’s Planning Committee was told that:

“… the bus stop at this location had been closed because First Bus considered it too dangerous to use. Cllr. Walker explained that the problem was the size of vehicles using the echelon parking outside Flingers caused an over-hang which buses had hit on a number of occasions. The width of the carriageway was also restricted by the central island dividing the slip road from the A38.”

The Committee has suggested that the bus stop could be moved to a new position by the KwikFit garage, about 70m south of its current location.

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