Every cyclist in Bristol will have their own strategy for coping with the James Barton roundabout, one of the worst in Bristol and the subject of our Modest Proposal #5: The Bear Pit / St James Barton Roundabout. Particularly as the Gloucester Road is one of the busiest cycling routes in the city, with its own  Modest Proposal #6; Eight to Eighty cycling on Gloucester Road.

Most of us make use of Jamaica Street, but it can’t be called pleasant. It also boast some of the oldest and most idiosycratic ‘cycling facilities’ in Bristol.

How about this ‘Modest Proposal’ for a two way cycleway linking Stokes Croft with the bus station and on into Broadmead:

  • A ‘Toucan’ crossing of the four lanes of traffic at Marlborough Street
  • Two way cycleway on the whole length of Jamaica Street
  • No Entry – Except Cycles beyond Kings Square, so northbound motor vehicles only
  • No Entry – Except Cycles into Jamaica Street from Stokes Croft.

Quick. Cheap. Popular. What are the chances?

Plan of Jamaica St cycleway Modest Proposal