Consultation on improvements to Park Row, Perry Road, Upper Maudlin Street and Colston Street

Closed 16 Jan 2022

Opened 29 Nov 2021

Feedback updated 31 Mar 2022

We asked

Between 29 November 2021 and 16 January 2022 Bristol City Council asked residents, businesses, and anyone else who uses this area to comment on a proposed permanent scheme.

The council had developed the designs for this proposed scheme using feedback received from surveys relating to the temporary scheme that was introduced in September 2020.

You said

To ensure the survey reached as wide an audience as possible we:

  • sent set letters to 1,974 households and businesses in the local area
  • produced paper copies of the survey with a language template covering 12 languages along with a freepost envelope
  • created an online survey that was compatible with word reader software
  • asked local stakeholders and community groups to help raise awareness of the survey
  • promoted the survey via social media platforms which appeal to different age ranges
  • held on-street drop-in sessions at key locations
  • hosted two ‘town hall’ virtual meetings with local businesses, stakeholders and residents

A total of 565 surveys were completed using the online Smart Survey platform. Headline findings were:

  • 44 per cent of respondents were local residents, 69 per cent live within two miles of the scheme, 33 per cent work in the area, 45 per cent are regular visitors
  • 70 per cent of respondents tend to walk through the area, 65 per cent tend to cycle, 45 per cent tend to drive
  • 78 per cent agreed with the proposed changes overall (with an approval range of 76-80 per cent across the different sections of the scheme)
  • 66 per cent approved of bus stop boarders
  • There was over 75 per cent support for cycle hangars at all three of the potential locations that were consulted on

You can read the full consultation report here. Alternative formats of the report are available on request. 

We did

We have reviewed feedback from the survey, along with the views of local stakeholder groups and ward members.

As there is a good level of support for this scheme, we will progress it to the detailed design stage with some additions and changes in response to consultation feedback.

We will then seek formal approval to deliver the scheme, which will be subject to the detailed design work and the availability of funding. An Officer Executive Decision will be published in the coming months.

If delivery of the scheme is approved, further statutory consultations will be carried out as part of the legal process relating to traffic regulation orders.

Overview

Why we are making changes

Bristol City Council is asking for your views on the proposed improvements to Park Row, Perry Road, Upper Maudlin Street and Colston Street. At the end of 2020 (14 December 2020 to 24 January 2021) we asked people for their views on suggested improvements to these roads. We have considered the feedback from this initial engagement and now want your feedback on our proposed designs. The proposed improvements to Park Row, Perry Road, Upper Maudlin Street and Colston Street would bring benefits to businesses and community in this area.

The proposals aim to:

  • Make it easier and safer to walk and cycle in this area by providing more space for pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Support local businesses to stay and thrive in the area by increasing the number of pedestrians.
  • Improve safety of traffic light junctions for all road users.
  • Manage traffic flow and reduce pollution in the area.
  • Encourage people to take the bus, walk or cycle to key destinations such as the hospital and university

Have your say

This survey will look at each of the different roads where we are proposing improvements and ask for any feedback you have on the designs. The responses from this consultation and technical work will be considered before a permanent scheme for Park Row, Perry Road, Upper Maudlin Street and Colston Street is potentially implemented.

If you have a comment, question or you would like this information in an alternative format please contact us by:

  • Email: transport.engagement@bristol.gov.uk
  • Phone: 0117 903 6449 and leave a message on the answerphone.
  • Write to: Park Row, Transport Engagement Team, PO BOX 3399, 100 Temple Street, Bristol, BS1 9NE

In person drop-in events

We will be holding public engagement events at key locations to give you a chance to ask any questions in person. These include:

  • 11am - 3:30pm, Saturday 18 December 2021, at Park Street Avenue
  • 11am - 3:30pm, Thursday 6 January 2022, top of Christmas Steps, 56 Colston street
  • 11am - 3:30pm, Monday 10 January 2022, Corner of Lower and Upper Maudlin street
  • 11am - 3:30pm, Tuesday 11 January 2022, outside the BRI hospital
  • 2:30 - 3:30pm, Tuesday 11 January 2022, at Willow Park

Online public presentation

We will also be holding a public online presentation, 6–8pm on 14 December 2021. If you would like a link to join this session please email transport.engagement@bristol.gov.uk with Park Row Consultation as the title.

Areas

  • Ashley
  • Central
  • Clifton
  • Cotham

Audiences

  • All residents

Interests

  • Traffic and transportation