Photo showing road space temporarily cordoned off on the A4174 in Filton.

New measures introduced to assist social distancing whilst walking and cycling

The first of a number of new measures planned in communities across South Gloucestershire to help pedestrians and cyclists move around whilst social distancing has been put into place on the A4174 Ring Road in Filton.

The changes are in response to changing transport habits in light of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and they come as lockdown restrictions are being gradually eased.

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Photo of a temporary ramp on a diversion route for pedestrians.

Public drop-ins to provide more detail on major highways investment

South Gloucestershire Council is investing £160 million over four years to reduce congestion and emissions, improve cycling and pedestrian routes, facilitate faster bus journeys and future proof the road network. Highway improvement schemes are planned across the district and the aim of this ambitious programme of work is to get the road network ready for major new housing and business

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Bus lane enforcement camera signage at the junction of New Road and Brierly Furlong in Stoke Gifford, Bristol.

Bus lane enforcement cameras go live in Patchway and Stoke Gifford

Two fixed bus lane enforcement cameras in South Gloucestershire are now in operation. The bus lane enforcement cameras are located at Highwood Road in Patchway and at New Road/Brierly Furlong in Stoke Gifford. The cameras will address the abuse of bus lanes and bus gates by unauthorised traffic and will help ensure the reliability of local bus services. South Gloucestershire Council

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Artist's impression of the NFHP MetroBus in Bristol city centre.

Planning application submitted for North Fringe bus rapid transit scheme

Bristol City and South Gloucestershire councils have submitted a planning application for the North Fringe to Hengrove Package (NFHP) MetroBus. As this section of the MetroBus route crosses the council boundaries there are two identical planning applications. All the documents are available online on the two councils’ planning portals (see links below). The NFHP MetroBus will link areas of housing

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MP calls on council to improve local transport

Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti has called on South Gloucestershire Council to do more to improve transport locally. Mr Lopresti has made the call after supporting a number of transport initiatives but he believes the council must go further, saying: “One of local people’s main concerns about our local area is the existing and future transport infrastructure. Public

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