MetroBus network in north Bristol, showing proposed Cribbs Patchway MetroBus Extension.

Dismay over Hatchet Road bus lane decision

South Gloucestershire Council’s (SGC’s) decision to approve a scheme that involves ripping up mature hedgerows and scores of trees to install a new bus lane along one side of Hatchet Road has been greeted with dismay by local residents and councillors. With SGC’s own figures showing that the new southbound bus lane will reduce bus journey times by just 29

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Indicative artist’s impression of proposals on Hatchet Road (looking north).

Hatchet Road widening scheme to be discussed again by SGC

Controversial plans to widen Hatchet Road in Stoke Gifford, to accommodate a new southbound bus lane for the proposed Cribbs Patchway MetroBus Extension (CPME), are to be considered again by South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) at a meeting in Kingswood tomorrow (Wednesday 6th July). The CPME is an extension of the MetroBus network which will extend the North Fringe to Hengrove Package

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MetroBus Extension report recommends no change in Hatchet Road widening plan

A report on the results of the recent public consultation on preliminary designs for the Cribbs Patchway MetroBus Extension (CPME) is recommending that the scheme be progressed largely unaltered, despite scores of people registering objections to the proposed widening of Hatchet Road in Stoke Gifford, in order to accommodate a new bus lane. The proposals require a strip of land to be

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