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

Continue reading
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

Continue reading
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

Continue reading

Highwood Road to remain closed; traffic review promised for rest of town

  The “experimental” closure of Highwood Road to general traffic will be made permanent following a fractious meeting of South Gloucestershie councilors at Patchway Community College last night (16th October). Around 500 members of the public packed into the main hall at the school with a further 200 listening via an audio link in a smaller, adjacent hall. A report

Continue reading

Highwood Road: Councillors told to ignore financial implications of re-opening

In what appears to be a significant about-turn in policy, South Gloucestershire councillors who will meet next Wednesday (16th October) to decide whether to make permanent the “experimental” closure of Highwood Road to general traffic, have been told to base their decision only on “relevant transport considerations” and to take no account of the potential cost to the council. A

Continue reading