Canford Lane Pedestrian Crossing

Closed 27 Oct 2021

Opened 6 Oct 2021

Results updated 18 Jan 2022

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Funding has been allocated by local area committee to provide a safe pedestrian crossing point of Canford Lane. The current proposal is for a new zebra crossing of Canford Lane just to the east of the main entrance to Canford Crematorium and Cemetery.  There is no current existing crossing facility in this area, the nearest being at the junction of Canford Lane and Falcondale Road.

It is important to note that we are currently awaiting the results of a traffic speed survey that will determine the suitability and safety of this location for a zebra crossing and that the proposed location and crossing type may change based on this information.

The proposed zebra crossing incorporates a footway buildout on both sides of the road. The buildouts are proposed to improve visibility between pedestrians and other road users. The road narrowing should also have the additional benefit of controlling speeds of vehicles passing the crossing. The crossing will include flush kerbs with tactile paving, road markings and flashing Belisha beacons.

As part of the design we will also review street lighting and road surface condition in the vicinity of the crossing point.

Bristol City Council is seeking the public’s view on this proposed crossing to understand any benefits or disadvantages for local residents.

Why your views matter

Before finalising our design, it is important that we hear from you at this stage, so that we can use your comments to produce a final scheme design which is both effective and tailored, where possible, to the needs of the local community.

Please review the related documents carefully, then submit your comments (the link for the online survey can be found in the box marked 'Give Us Your Views').

What happens next

All suggestions and comments received will be taken into consideration and may be included in the final design of the scheme.


  • Westbury-on-Trym and Henleaze


  • All residents
  • Business


  • Traffic and transportation