PEOPLE are being invited to give their views on the second phase of improvements to Muller Road.
The proposals aim to make the route safer for walking and cycling while making buses quicker, safer and more reliable.
Bristol City Council says the changes for the southern half of the road are needed so the area can cope with the 1,000 homes being built in Lockleaze.
They follow the first phase of the project, completed in December 2023, which focused on the northern half of Muller Road, from its junction with Downend Road to Lidl, including Ralph Road, Springfield Avenue, Draycott Road and Brent Road.
Improvements included creating a 24-hour inbound bus lane, installing bollards to limit through traffic on key roads, installing new traffic signals, and resurfacing works between Downend Road and Ralph Road.
The proposals for the second phase are for the section of Muller Road from the railway bridge by Shaldon Road down to Heath Road. The proposals include:
• 12-hour inbound and outbound bus lanes on weekdays and Saturdays along stretches of the road (parking is allowed outside of operational hours)
• a new bus stop with a shelter, a new bus stop and relocating a bus stop
• a signalised pedestrian crossing to replace the traffic island by the steps (public footpath) leading to Fairfield High School
• bollards between Shaldon Road and Elmcroft Crescent to limit through traffic while allowing access for pedestrians and cyclists
• a raised table that is level with the pavement at the Stottbury Road junction to slow down traffic
The scheme is being funded from the West of England Combined Authority Investment Fund.
Views can be given through an online survey; visit www.bristol.gov.uk/mulleroadsouthJan24 You can also write to Muller Road Phase 2, Transport Engagement Team, PO BOX 3399, 100 Temple Street, Bristol, BS1 9NE.
Drop-in sessions are being held at:
• Monday 22 January 2024 – The Old Library Eastville, Muller Road – 10am to 2pm
• Wednesday 31 January 2024 – The Hub, Gainsborough Square, Lockleaze – 2- 4pm
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