Our overall position on this consultation is: Support
A well thought out and potentially transformational example of creating ‘Streets for All’ that should be followed in many other neighbourhoods.
|Space for Cycling||Does this measure provide for 1) Protected space on main roads; 2) Remove through motor traffic; 3) Safe routes to school; 4) Cycle friendly town centres; 5) Cycle routes in green spaces; 6) 20mph speed limits?||Green – overall benefit|
|Road Danger Reduction||Does this measure seek a genuine reduction in danger for all road users by identifying and controlling the principal sources of threat?||Green – overall benefit|
|Triple A Quality(All Ages and Abilities)||Will this measure be attractive to all ages and abilities using all kinds of cycles?||Green – overall benefit|
|Strategic Cycling Network||How does this measure contribute to the development of Bristol Council’s planned integrated and coherent strategic cycle network?||Amber – overall neutral|
|Cycle-proofing||How far does this measure provide for Triple A Space for Cycling in the future?||Green – overall benefit|
In order to achieve the council’s object of 20% cycling it is essential that every opportunity is taken to improve conditions for cycling where there are changes in road layout for whatever reason, so that people cycling feel safe and welcome. This opportunity is being taken here and by reducing rat-running and through traffic the proposals will improve the area for those cycling, and for everyone else.
As indicated will be the case, all No Entry signs, both existing and new, should include ‘Except Cycles’. The area must be fully permeable for cycling.
The islands proposed for St John’s Lane introduce a pinch point which generally makes cycling less comfortable and is unlikely to encourage more to ride. However the provision of the protected waiting area to turn right into Paultown Rd is welcome.
Overall this is a well thought out and potentially transformational example of creating ‘Streets for All’ that should be followed in many other neighbourhoods. It tackles the core issue making pedestrians and people cycling feel unsafe while doing something that is good for themselves and for everyone else.