Cycle path in Bristol city centre nears completion

Published on 03/09/2018

Work to finish a “dutch-style” segregated cycleway on Baldwin Street will start on Monday 3 September.

Since the end of 2017, the new cycleway has so far featured a missing section near the traffic lights outside the 28 Baldwin Street development. This section has been held back to allow for building work to be finished on the site.

Now that this is complete, work can resume to install the missing section of cycleway and resurface the pedestrian footway.

Work on the popular route is due to take just over a month.

Peter Mann, Service Director for Transport at Bristol City Council, said:

“This is one of the city’s most used commuter routes and it’s important that this work takes place to complete the cycle track and help prevent parking in the cycleway.  The work will mean that regular cyclists and walkers can have a safe and easy journey to the centre.”

The work to improve this city centre route has been funded through the government’s Cycle Ambition Fund and is part of a wider series of works across the city to improve local cycling networks.

This work has helped to increase the number of cycle journeys happening across the city in recent years.

In 2014 there was just over an estimated 800 cycle journeys happening each day. This has now increased to an estimated 2,900 journeys each day.