Council seeks community consultation

Wed 13 March 2019, 2:15 pm

A new consultation is asking the public to consider plans to improve a busy Bristol road to increase pedestrian safety and improve traffic flow.

Opinions will be collected throughout March and early April to help Bristol City Council deliver the best plan for Muller Road, which suffers from peak-time congestion, hindering public transport. 

Along with two new supermarkets opening in the winter along this road, there will also be a school opening in September in nearby Romney Avenue. 

With the existing Fairfield School and more than 1,000 homes planned for nearby Lockleaze over the next few years, the council wants to focus on transport improvements. 

The proposals include adding raised kerbs to bus stops, and an extra southbound lane to parts of the road for buses, taxis and cyclists.

The plans also suggests removing the ability to turn right on Glenfrome Road, and to make some side streets one-way to improve traffic flow.

Councillor Kye Dudd, cabinet member for transport, said: “We need to take into account new homes, jobs and schools and the increased journeys these will bring, and these proposals respond to growth in the area.”

The online consultation at will run until 7 April, with drop-in consultation sessions at The Old Library and Horfield UR Church Hall on until late March.