Residents have a chance to view the latest plans for the proposed Stoke Gifford By-Pass at a consultation exhibition being held today (Tuesday 29th May) at Bristol Parkway Station from 3pm to 7pm.
The exhibition will present the latest information on the proposed North Fringe to Hengrove Package bus rapid transit scheme, which will connect key employment hubs like Cribbs Causeway, Aztec West, the Science Park at Emersons Green and Bristol City Centre with key residential areas in the north and south of the city, such as Bradley Stoke, Stoke Gifford, Emersons Green, Bedminster, Knowle West and Hengrove.
The £102m scheme, funded jointly by the Government, Bristol City Council and South Gloucestershire Council (SGC), includes the construction of a long-awaited Stoke Gifford By-Pass (officially known as the Stoke Gifford Transport Link) running from Parkway North to the A4174 Avon Ring Road at Harry Stoke.
The proposals for the by-pass include:
- One general traffic lane in each direction with bus lanes on the approaches to junctions
- Two bridges; one over the Bristol to London railway line and the other over the Ham Brook
- A new, separate, shared use foot/cycleway along the full length of the Stoke Gifford Transport Link on the western side of the road
- New bus stops and shelters with real time information
- Landscaping along the route
- Some Public Rights of Way (PROW) diversions
- A signal-controlled junction with Hambrook Lane
The by-pass will also provide vehicular access into a new development of 1,200 dwellings at Harry Stoke (the Harry Stoke New Neighbourhood) and, subject to final approval of SGC’s Core Strategy, a new development of 2,000 dwellings tentatively named the East of Harry Stoke New Neighbourhood.
There will be two further opportunities to view the exhibition material at venues in the local area:
- Thursday 31st May (3pm to 7pm) at the Willow Brook Centre, Bradley Stoke
- Wednesday 13th June (12pm to 7pm) at the Old School Rooms, Stoke Gifford
- North Fringe Rapid Transit (Bradley Stoke Journal)
- Interactive map of the proposed bus rapid transit route in Bradley Stoke and Stoke Gifford (Bradley Stoke Journal)
Photo: Rapid transit bus, as proposed for the North Fringe to Hengrove Package.