Improvements to busy city centre pedestrian and cycle crossing

Published on 31/07/2018

One of the Bristol’s busiest pedestrian and cycle routes will be upgraded over the next few weeks to improve journeys.

The Anchor Road/College Green crossing is now closed until mid-August for resurfacing improvements.

The work, scheduled for the quieter summer holiday period, involves removing some old paving stones, laying a smoother tarmac surface and extending the segregated cycling way which leads up to Park Street.

Pedestrian and cycle diversions are signposted for the duration of the works. Advanced warning signs are also in place on approaches to the crossing, including from Baldwin Street and Park Street. Cyclists will be diverted onto the carriageway in Park Street or they can choose to get off and walk using the pedestrian diversion.

Cllr Mhairi Threlfall, Cabinet Member for Transport and Connectivity, said:

“This is an exceptionally busy part of our transport network so it will be disruptive to pedestrians and cyclists, but we have targeted the summer holidays for these improvements to minimise inconvenience as much as possible. The completed crossing will make a significant improvement to journeys through this city centre route and completes walking and cycling upgrades we have been making in the central area as part of MetroBus.”

The works follow recent improvements to widen the Anchor Road/College Green parallel crossing and are funded by the Cycle Ambition Fund, which is government supported programme aiming to upgrade walking and cycling routes.

 

For more information on city-wide improvements to walking and cycle routes, go to: https://travelwest.info/projects/cycle-ambition-fund.