Have your say on Muller Rd plans
CHANGES to one of Bristol’s busiest roads, including a new bus and cycle lane, are being planned.
People who use Muller Road to travel between Eastville and Horfield are being invited to have their say on the scheme in a consultation, which is open until April 7.
The city council says the aim of the changes is to improve bus reliability and increase pedestrian safety.
They are planned for the section of Muller Road between the M32 and Gloucester Road. Residents are being asked to comment on the prospect of banning right turns from Glenfrome Road on to Muller Road towards Gloucester Road, making some side-streets one-way and adding a bus, cycle and taxi lane on some stretches of the road heading towards the M32.
Widened footpaths and “raised tables” – long speed bumps – and new traffic lights at the Ralph Road junction by the new Lidl store are also being planned.
The council says it needs to act as new homes, supermarkets and a another secondary school are being built in the area.
Cabinet member for transport Kye Dudd said: “Safety of our schoolchildren is paramount and, with two secondary schools within a mile of each other, we need to improve safety provisions. ”
There will be a series of drop-in sessions at The Old Library and Horfield UR Church Hall, where the first will take place on March 4 from 4pm to 8pm. To take part in the online consultation, visit travelwest.info/mullerroad by April 7. Responses can also be made at local libraries or by calling 0117 922 2848.