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Plans to transform Bristol’s transport infrastructure to be discussed

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Approval to spend £20.85 million to radically transform the transport infrastructure around the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone is being sought at Cabinet next week.

On Thursday March 6 Bristol City Council will discuss major projects that will be needed to deliver the vision.

These include  a complete design of the area around Temple Circus roundabout to help pedestrians and cyclists access Temple Meads station to and from the ‘Brunel Mile’ (£11m).

Anew vehicle, pedestrian and cycle links to ‘Arena Park’ (£6m); and better links for walking and cycling in all routes in and out of the Enterprise Zone (£3.85m).

Mayor of Bristol George Ferguson comments:“Work is underway to develop plans to transform the way people walk, cycle, drive and use public transport all around the Enterprise Zone.

“I want us to create efficient but interesting travel everyone, whether they are passing through or accessing new jobs created in the area and for Bristol Temple Meads to provide a great arrival experience and be far better connected with the city.

“While these substantial funds have been secured through government grants, Cabinet is being asked to approve the expenditure to ensure we can move on to drawing up detailed plans for consultation at the earliest opportunity.”

The capital expenditure has been secured through the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership Revolving Infrastructure Fund to be repaid over seven years through business rates generated in the area.