Bedminster Road - Proposed 20mph speed limit

Closed 10 Nov 2017

Opened 16 Oct 2017

Feedback Updated 27 Nov 2017

We Asked

Between 16th October and 10th November 2017 Bristol City Council consulted on a proposed change in speed limit on Bedminster Road outside of Parson Street School.  The main aspects proposed were:

  • changing the speed limit from 30mph to 20mph along a stretch of Bedminster Road,
  • implementing posts on the pavement at the point of the speed limit change, and
  • putting new speed limit signs on the posts to indicate the change in speed limit.

During the 4 week consultation, letters were sent to all surrounding households and emails were sent to Council Members and other stakeholders such as the school and PTA representatives.

You Said

Responses were gathered through an email address or phone number. The proposed consultation received 20 responses, via the email box from members of the public. We also received responses from the ward councillors, school and the PTA. Over 75% of the responses received were supportive and no changes to the specifics of the scheme were requested. Of those that opposed the change in speed limit the main request was to have a limited 20mph speed limit during school times.

We Did

As the majority of responses from the public and stakeholders were supportive of the scheme, it will now enter the detailed design stage. Once this is complete the Traffic Regulation Order stage will begin which will include the formal consultation stage.

Results Updated 27 Nov 2017

The proposed consultation received 20 responses, via the email box from members of the public. We also received responses from the ward councillors, school and the PTA. Over 75% of the responses received were supportive and no changes to the specifics of the scheme were requested. Of those that opposed the change in speed limit the main request was to have a limited 20mph speed limit during school times. This has been considered but a full time speed limit change was favoured outside of the school, as there is often higher compliance when speed limits are permanent and the majority of responses supported this proposal.

Overview

As part of Bristol City Council’s long term commitment to improving sustainable transport, active travel and road safety we would like to create a safer and calmer road environment on Bedminster Road outside of Parson Street Primary School. 

Slower speeds can help create more cohesive communities, improve levels of active travel and improve the severity of road collisions.

This is an informal consultation on the proposal to change the speed limit of the road. If it is decided to take this forward then we will move forward to the Traffic Regulation Order process which will include a formal consultation process. 

Please phone or email your comments to:

Phone: 0117 9036449

Email: 20mph@bristol.gov.uk

Why We Are Consulting

Parson Street Primary School has a 30mph speed limit outside of its main entrance on Bedminster Road and is one of only a few primary schools in Bristol not to have a 20mph speed limit. The school is working with the council and has benefited from road safety education for the pupils.

However, to encourage more pupils to actively travel to school the council is proposing to reduce the speed limit from 30mph to 20mph along a stretch of Bedminster Road. This will allow pupils to benefit from reduced speeds and help create a safer and calmer road environment for all, including residents.

What Happens Next

All comments submitted during the consultation period will be recorded and investigated. We will attempt to incorporate any suggestions into the design where possible.

We will then develop the detailed design before the scheme is formally advertised through the statutory consultation process. 

Areas

  • Bedminster

Audiences

  • All residents

Interests

  • Traffic and transportation