Falcondale Road/ Henbury Road Junction engagement

Closed 8 May 2022

Opened 11 Apr 2022

Overview

We are proposing to carry out traffic signal refurbishment works at the crossroad junction with Falcondale Road and Henbury Road and proposing a new 24 hour bus lane for a short stretch along Falcondale Road.

Proposed Traffic Signal works

The traffic signals at this crossroad junction need replacing due to their age and condition and this is an opportunity to upgrade and improve the junction for all road users including pedestrians and cyclists. The existing junction layout fails to meet a number of current highways design standards and transport policies and if it were refurbished like for like road safety hazards would remain.  Therefore, as part of these highway works we are proposing to:

  • widen the existing traffic island located on the southern arm of Falcondale Road to improve the crossing point for pedestrians
  • remove the existing sub-standard traffic island located on the northern arm of Falcondale Road to improve lane widths through the junction
  • build out the corners of the junction to create wider footways, improve visibility and reduce crossing lengths for pedestrians
  • add advanced stop lines for cyclists on all arms of the junction
  • make the inbound lane 2 on Falcondale Road ‘right turn only’ to resolve the existing road safety issue with ahead and right traffic mixing in the same lane
  • to prohibit the right turn movement from Falcondale Road outbound into Henbury Road to improve the safety and capacity of the junction (from recent traffic counts there are on average only 13 vehicles per hour, or 1 car every 4 minutes, that carry out this movement)

Proposed 24 hour Bus Lane

We are also keen to develop and improve bus services for the city as buses are an essential service getting people to school, college, university, work, sport and leisure activities and they play an important role in connecting people and communities. Therefore the scheme also includes a proposal to improve facilities for bus users by providing: 

  • a 24 hour bus lane inbound on Falcondale Road to improve bus journey times.

This bus lane would serve the number 1 and 13 bus services which currently get held up in traffic which can queue past Greystoke Avenue and would help to improve bus journey times and be an important part of the wider strategic bus network.

The proposals are shown on the plan (click to enlarge):

Get involved

For an opportunity to have a say about these proposals, review the plan and fill in the short survey. You can also reply with any comments you have using the contact details.

If you have a comment, question or you would like this information in a paper version, another language, Braille, audio tape, large print, easy English, BSL video or CD Rom or plain text please contact us:

  • Email: transport.engagement@bristol.gov.uk
  • Phone: 0117 9036449 and leave a message on the answerphone
  • Write to: Falcondale Road Junction, Transport Engagement Team, PO BOX 3399, 100 Temple Street, Bristol, BS1 9NE 

Areas

  • Westbury-on-Trym and Henleaze

Audiences

  • All residents

Interests

  • Traffic and transportation