South Bristol Link (Rapid Transit Network)
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The South Bristol Link is part of the new Rapid Transit Network that will be a higher quality experience; reliable, easy to use and understand, with modern vehicles and its own right of way.
The Rapid Transit will have clear information, fast boarding and `smartcard’ ticketing linking with wider bus and rail services, creating a new way of travelling and be a catalyst for transforming public transport travel across the West of England area.
The South Bristol Link secured funding in December 2011 and the preplanning consultation prior to submitting a planning application has started
|These are examples of different trypes of rapid transit vehicles and show some in use in Kent and Swansea|
At the public consultation you will be able to look at the details of the scheme, such as landscaping and provision of footways, particularly through the residential areas of south Bristol. The views of residents, businesses, specialist groups and other stakeholders will be sought before any final design decisions are made.
Public consultation - If you want to find out more about the scheme or have your say then you can visit one of our consultation meetings.
The South Bristol Link will link the A370 near Long Ashton Park & Ride to the A4174 Hartcliffe roundabout via a single carriageway road with rapid transit bus lanes and other bus priority measures. See a map of the proposals here. There will be pedestrian and cycle facilities too.
The total cost of the scheme will be £45 million with £28 million being provided by the Department for Transport and £17 million by local authorities and third parties.
For more information on the South Bristol Link see our Best and Final Funding Bid, which was submitted to the DfT in September 2011.
For more information contact North Somerset Council
Tel: 01275 882918