Residents and businesses invited to have say on ‘new city gateway’

New city gateway

Bristol City Council has launched a consultation on changes to Temple Gate – a new city gateway

Residents, businesses and commuters are being invited to have their say on plans to replace the Temple Circus roundabout, close to Temple Meads station, with a new simplified road layout.

The proposal aims to provide a more direct route for traffic with fewer traffic lights while creating a better environment and more space for the hundreds of pedestrians and cyclists that use the area every day.

Plans for the area, one of several gateways into the medieval city of Bristol, are a first step towards creating an improved gateway to the city with space for new buildings and a public square that in time will give life to the area day and night.

Councillor Mark Bradshaw, Assistant Mayor for Place including Transport at Bristol City Council, comments: “Creating a first class welcome to Bristol and better transport links around Temple Meads has been a long held aspiration for the city.

“The area is one of the busiest in the city’s road network and there is currently a poor quality route for pedestrians and cyclists travelling from the station to the city centre.

“This scheme aims to address these issues and is the first step towards creating a better environment for pedestrians, cyclists and road users around this important gateway to the city.

“We want people to comment on these proposals to help us to develop these ideas into a final scheme.

“In time, as development takes place within the Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone, this area will become an integrated travel hub where people can easily and conveniently move between different modes of travel.”

There will be an exhibition of the proposals at Engine Shed, on Station Approach from Tuesday 13th January to Friday 30 January.

The exhibition is open Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm.

Two staffed events will take place at the exhibition on:
Tuesday 13th January 2015 – 4pm-8pm
Wednesday 21 January 2015 – 4pm -8pm

All the background information, proposals and online survey can be found at: bristoltemplequarter.com/gate

The deadline for comments is 18 February 2015.

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