New walking and cycle lane opens on north east Bristol link

Published on 09/05/2019

A safer, more accessible walking and cycling route in Broom Hill has opened, completing a mainly off-road link connecting communities in northeast Bristol.

The five-mile route, called the Frome Valley Greenway, connects Stapleton, Frenchay and Harry Stoke to the city centre, via Eastville Park, and now Broom Hill. The completed route adds to the network of quiet, off-road cycling and walking routes in Bristol that continues to grow as part of the council’s commitment to better, more accessible sustainable transport options.

Councillor Kye Dudd, Cabinet Member for Transport, said:

“This is more clear evidence of our administration’s commitment to sustainable transport. It’s great to see these upgrades complete a key route in the north fringe of the city and provide more traffic-free options through green spaces and safer crossings whether people are travelling by foot or bike.

Re-shaping transport in Bristol is a strong theme in our One City Plan and I hope people are encouraged to walk more and try cycling by our work to provide safer and more accessible routes across the city.

In addition to the cycling improvements, bus stops have been upgraded in Broom Hill and Blackberry Hill along with a new road layout, designed to improve safety for all road users.”

Funded through the Cycle Ambition Fund, the recent upgrades include a largely two-way, segregated cycle lane at Broom Hill, between Broom Hill mini-roundabout and Eastville Park, and a new cycle path through the UWE Glenside campus.

The latter section provides a convenient path into the campus and provides a safer, quiet route to UWE’s Frenchay campus. Two new parallel crossings have also been installed on Frenchay Park Road and on Broom Hill so people cycling can cross as safely as people walking.

Find out more about the Frome Valley Greenway here.