We strongly recommend watching the whole 14 minutes or so about the much loved Bristol to Pill path. Lots of separate issues are raised. As a one-person effort by Andy Price it’s pretty impressive and deserves a wide audience. We’ll be doing what we can to get the issues up the list of priorities of North Somerset Council, Bristol Council, and Sustrans.
The Gordano Greenway initiative has been set up as a Weston-in-Gordano Parish Council community project to help the increasingly isolated residents who live in the villages of Walton-in-Gordano, Weston-in-Gordano and North Weston.
The aim of this project is to be able provide residents, and visitors alike, with an alternative transport route, other than having to negotiate the increasingly busy B3124. Walkers, cyclists and equestrians all have a right to safe passage to either Clevedon or Portishead without having to resort to using a motor vehicle.
You can register on the project website to keep in touch. Here’s a quote:
The Weston-in-Gordano Parish Council has grown concerned that the community is becoming increasingly isolated as a result of the huge increase of traffic on the B3124. As a result they held talks with John Grimshaw, the founder of the cycle charity Sustrans. John quickly put together a route plan that would provide an alternative cross valley route that would take walkers, cyclists and equestrians off of the busy road
Useful update from North Somerset of their 2014 schemes on Better By Bike. As well as schemes in Worle and Weston we are particularly interested in the route along the A369 to Portishead. This is part of Freeway F16 in our neighbourhood plans for that area.
Provision of a new shared-use path alongside the A369 between Pill Rd and Sandy Lane. This section (Phase 3) is part of ongoing improvements linking Portishead and Bristol and is funded by the LSTF and JLTP. The scheme includes 600m of new path, and the re-designation of 450m of existing footway. A new refuge crossing point is being installed by Blackmoor Rd. The main beneficiaries include commuter cyclists heading towards Portbury and Portishead, and those heading from Portishead and Pill towards Bristol. Pupils attending St Katherine’s school will also benefit as will users of the bus stops by Blackmoor Rd who will be able to cross this busy road more easily and safely. The current works are due to be completed in January.
Update: see Sam Saunders set of photos of A369 Cycle Path under construction.