Bristol Civic Society has commented on the proposed improvements to Park Row, Perry Road, Upper Maudlin Street and Colston Street. We support the principles of this scheme and are pleased to see improvements for walkers and cyclists, including two-stage right turn crossings for cyclists and upgraded and single stage pedestrian crossings.
We have concerns, however, about the design of the cycle lanes. In particular, we worry that that the screw-down bollards used to protect them will not be sufficiently robust. We also think it is critical that the proposed bus-stop and loading bay bypasses are well-designed to minimise potential conflicts between pedestrians and cyclists.