Bus lane on Highwood Road, Patchway, close to the Coniston Road junction.

Highwood Road bus lane camera nets council more than £180k in just nine months

Nearly 6,000 fines, netting a total of more than £180,000 for South Gloucestershire Council, have been issued to drivers caught by a single enforcement camera on a bus lane in Patchway. The astonishing statistics, verified by the Journal, were revealed after a frustrated motorist used a Freedom of Information (FoI) request to find out how much money the council is

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Bus lane enforcement camera sign on the Gloucester Road (A38) northbound approach to the Aztec West Roundabout.

Enforcement camera goes live on A38 bus lane at Aztec West

South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) has installed a fixed bus lane enforcement camera on the northbound Gloucester Road (A38) approach to the Aztec West Roundabout and will begin issuing penalty charge notices from 21st June. The camera went live on 7th June, but the authority has chosen to only issue warning notices (letters) during the first fortnight of its operation. In line with the

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Ben Luger, marketing communications specialist at ecosurety, and Verity Heal, Local Sustainable Transport Fund project manager at South Gloucestershire Council.

Free journey-sharing website launches for Aztec West Business Park

Drivers exasperated by peak-time congestion at Aztec West can now use a map-based online journey-sharing website to travel more sustainably. joinmyjourney launches today (Wednesday 25th November) thanks to funding from South Gloucestershire Council’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF), development from resource efficiency specialist ecosurety, with support from North Bristol SusCom. The free-to-use site enables commuters travelling by car, bicycle or

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South Gloucestershire Council's transport strategy for the Cribbs/Patchway New Neighbourhood.

Councillors banking on “sustainable” modes of transport to prevent gridlock

A joint statement by Cllrs Brian Allinson (Conservative), Pat Hockey (Lib Dem) and Roger Hutchinson (Labour), lead members of South Gloucestershire Council’s Planning, Transportation and Strategic Environment Committee. The Cribbs/Patchway new neighbourhood is set to be a major feature of the North Fringe in the coming years. By 2027 it will provide 5,700 new homes, together with a new Enterprise

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Roadworks sign.

M5 Junction 17 (Cribbs Causeway) improvement work due to start this week

Improvement work on the southbound exit slip road at junction 17 of the M5 is due to get under way this week. The Highways Agency is carrying out the work as part of the Government’s Pinch Point programme, which forms part of the growth initiative outlined during the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement in November 2011. According to the agency: “Pinch Points provides smaller scale improvements that

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Double yellow lines and kerb. Photo by Dominic Alves.

Council opens second consultation on proposed highway improvement measures

South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) has opened a second round of public consultation on selected aspects of a proposed scheme that aims to address traffic and parking issues in the Coniston Road area of Patchway. The proposed measures have come out of a review of the “remaining traffic issues” in the Patchway area, following SGC’s decision, last October, to keep Highwood Road permanently closed to general

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