Merchants’ Academy Bishport Avenue Crossing

Closed 20 Jan 2020

Opened 9 Dec 2019


As part of the Safer Routes to Schools Scheme it is proposed that various safety improvements should be carried out on the Junction of Bishport Avenue and Withywood Road. This is a site where children from local primary schools cross with the assistance of a School Crossing Patrol. The improvements will include new dropped kerbs with tactile paving and the introduction of Pencil Type Bollards as used at other Bristol schools.

Why We Are Consulting

We are consulting to make sure that not only the school but also the local community is included in the decision making process.  We also want to make sure that we haven’t missed anything before making the decision whether or not to introduce this road safety measure.


  • Hartcliffe and Withywood


  • Children / Young People
  • Parents, carers and guardians
  • Community & Voluntary organisations


  • Planning