The focus of this project is to develop and improve the bus services and the walking and cycling environment running along the north western section of the A4.
Buses are an essential service connecting people to education, employment, sport and leisure activities, and are integral in connecting communities. Through infrastructure changes, the aim is to achieve greater bus reliability, improved bus punctuality, growth in people travelling by bus, and a step change in the quality of bus services along the A4. While the focus is on the bus services, there is scope to consider improvements to active travel infrastructure.
The A4 Portway route
The A4 in Bristol links two of the city’s Park and Ride sites: one at Portway and one at Brislington.
This early engagement will focus on the north western section, starting on the A4 Portway (near the M5 flyover) running south along the Portway to Hotwell Road It will then continue for a short section of the A4 Anchor Road, up to the junction with Explore Lane.
Feedback from previous public engagement and consultation on Western Harbour
will be used to inform proposals on the Portway A4 route that runs along the Western Harbour boundary, which follows Hotwell Road, Dowry Place and Oldfield Place
Multiple bus services are set to benefit from improvements to the route, including First Bus services, Portway P&R, X1, X2, X4, X6/X7, X8/X9, and U2, Stagecoach service number 13, and HCT service number 505.
We would like your views on how the A4 Portway route could be improved for bus travel, walking, cycling. Your suggestions will help us design proposals that will work for everyone.
You can complete the survey below where you will also find an interactive map where you can add your comments about specific locations on the route and see what other people have said.
You can find out more at one of the drop-in sessions:
- Shirehampton Library - 1pm to 5pm, Wednesday 6 July
- Sea Mills Library – 10am to 2pm, Tuesday 12 July
- Portway Park & Ride – 8am to 12noon, Tuesday 19 July
- Central Library – 10am to 2pm, Thursday 21 July
- Portway Park & Ride – 8am to 12noon, Saturday 23 July
You can also reply with any comments you have using the contact details.
If you have a query, would like the survey in an alternative format, or want to find out more about the project you can:
- Write to: A4 Portway, Transport Engagement Team, PO Box 3399, 100 Temple Street, Bristol, BS1 9NE
- Email: email@example.com
- Answerphone: 0117 9036449 and leave your name, contact details and request
Please give us your feedback by Wednesday 17 August 2022.