It’s vital that we tackle congestion and air pollution across Bristol. This means reducing carbon and improving the air we breathe, improving the speed and reliability of buses and making it safer on our streets for cyclists and walkers. It’s time we think differently about the way we travel in Bristol.
Our designs for the number 2 bus route (A37/A4018), which will improve journeys along this busy traffic corridor, have been shaped by the people who live, work and travel along it.
We opened our consultation on these proposals at the start of December and have since had many people get involved and give us their views.
I’d like to thank everyone for taking the time to look at our plans and share their thoughts with us. There’s still time to tell us what you think if you haven’t got round to it yet.
The number 2 bus route is one of eight main bus routes that need to be improved in Bristol. It travels from Cribbs Causeway to Stockwood via the city centre, following the A37 and A4018.
Overall, we want to encourage more people to choose to make the switch to take the bus, walk or cycle. For this to happen, we need to improve the service offered by the number 2 bus by making it easier to catch, more reliable, with shorter journey times.
We’re also committed to active travel, and our proposals will achieve better spaces for walkers and make it safer to cycle.
This project is part of our wider transformation over the next decade, working with the West of England Combined Authority, to make Bristol’s transport network better for all.
Through our ongoing consultation, we need to know if we have struck the right balance for the city with our designs and are reminding everyone to have their say.
We’ve launched a virtual room online (see photo of what it looks like below) that allows you to isolate the parts of the route you’re familiar with, find out what we’re planning along local streets, and give your views.
We’re also continuing to host a series of drop-in information sessions so you can find out more about the proposals and ask us your questions.
To see our plans, book onto a drop-in session, and have your say, go to the Travelwest website by 28 January 2022.