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Troopers Hill Road – Road Safety Measures

THrdLeafletBristol City Council are consulting on a scheme to introduce speed reducing measures and pedestrian improvements on Troopers Hill Road.

The proposals include various speed reducing measures in the form of road humps and making the road narrower at certain key points. As pedestrian links to and from Troopers Hill Local Nature Reserve are poor, with no footway adjacent to the established accesses, they are proposing the introduction of short lengths of footway at these locations.

Comment on the proposals via ‘Ask Bristol’ >>

Download a copy of the consultation leaflet.

Consultation closed 1st November 2015.

Following this first consultation there will be a review (& revision if necessary) of the scheme and then a further formal consultation prior to the introduction of the necessary ‘Traffic Regulation Order (TRO)’.

Funding for this scheme is from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund and was awarded in September 2012 following an application by members of the Traffic & Transport sub-group in July 2012.

Beaufort Road one-way scheme

Following discussions at te Neighbourhood Partnership Meeting in June it has been agreed that the proposed one-way scheme for Beaufort Road will not be introduced until work on Troopers Hill Road is completed. This is likely to be late 2016.

Download a drawing showing the current proposals for Beaufort Rd.

Traffic Schemes Update October 2014

Here are the latest updates from Bristol City Council on the various traffic schemes planned for St George.


Update 27th November:
We understand that the work to the speed tables on Crews Hole Road is now not likely to take place until Spring 2015.


Crews Hole Road Speed Tables 
When reported previously the work to install speed tables (wide speed humps) was due to be completed by the end of the summer.  

CH TROplanOur latest information is that a work invitation has been sent to the most competitive contractor, ETM.   Members of Bristol City Council’s Highways team will be visiting the site with the construction manager of ETM within the next two weeks to discuss construction methods and other matters.  Subject to the acceptance of the work invitation, it is hoped that the works will commence towards the end of November 2014 but this will be subject to their available resources.

The last update said Crews Hole Road will need to be closed for three or four days while the humps are constructed, we (the web team) will post an update when more information is available.

Drawing showing current proposals

Beaufort Road Experimental One-Way Scheme
This is now planned to be implemented in Spring 2015 after the completion of the speed tables in Crews Hole Rd. There is insufficient “before traffic data” available so Highways are arranging for the installation of radars at various locations in the area hopefully before the end of 2014.  This is to ensure that there are adequate records of traffic flows before the scheme is implemented so that the impacts of the scheme can be properly measured.

Notices about the scheme will be put in place four weeks before work starts.

Drawing showing the current proposals

Troopers Hill Road Traffic Calming
This scheme is being funded by a grant form the Local Sustainable Transport Fund. As for Beaufort Rd traffic data has to be collected before progress can be made.

20mph Zone
The formal consultation for St George continues until Friday 24th October.  More information on www.stgeorgenp.org.uk/20mph-formal-consultation.

Plummers Hill Traffic Calming
Money was allocated to this scheme at the Neighbourhood Partnership meeting in March. Speed checks and traffic counts will now be carried out and accident data reviewed prior to design work.

 

Traffic Schemes Update June 14

30-20-signAt the Traffic & Transport sub-group meeting last night we were given at update on the various traffic schemes planned for St George.

Crews Hole Road Speed Humps
As reported previously there was no objection to the Traffic Order for this work during the formal consultation in April. This work is due to be completed by the end of the summer. Crews Hole Road will need to be closed for three or four days while the humps are constructed.
Drawing showing current proposals

Beaufort Road Experimental One-Way Scheme
This is now planned to be implemented in the Autumn after the completion of the speed humps in Crews Hole Rd. More traffic counts are to be completed. This is to ensure that there are adequate records of traffic flows before the scheme is implemented so that the impacts of the scheme can be propoerly measured. Notices about the scheme will be put in place four weeks before work starts.
Drawing showing the current proposals

Troopers Hill Road Traffic Calming
This scheme is being funded by a grant form the Local Sustainable Transport Fund. Design work on theis scheme will start shortly.

20mph Zone
A map showing the latest proposals for this scheme can be seen on the Council’s website. There will be a formal consultation on the scheme in August and implementation is now due in October or November.

Plummers Hill Traffic Calming
Money was allocated to this scheme at the Neighbourhood Partnership meeting in March. Speed checks and traffic counts will now be carried out and accident data reviewed prior to design work.

Crew’s Hole Rd etc Update

At the Neighbourhood Partnership Meeting on 25 March, members of the Partnership were advised that the proposed one-way system for Crew’s Hole (Conham Rd section) is currently ‘on hold’ and the project is no longer being progressed. The Council had been considering various options for this section of road in addition to the one-way scheme, but the Temple Quarter Enterprize Zone Board has now decided to allocate the £200k set aside for this section to other works nearer to the zone.

The proposals for parts of Beaufort Road etc to be made one-way are still being progressed as are those for traffic calming on Crews Hole Road around Butlers Close.

The start dates for the schemes have slipped with Beaufort Road now expected to start in May and Crews Hole Road in June. Details of the schemes to be implemented can be seen here.

Beaufort Rd / Crews Hole Schemes

As reported on this website, following consideration of comments received from members of the public to date and those raised at the various forum events, a decision was made at the Neighbourhood Partnership meeting on 10th December that the experimental traffic scheme is to be progressed to include a one way restriction on parts of Beaufort Road, however, the proposed one way restrictions on Conham Road and Crews Hole Road are to be omitted from the experiment, whilst further options are considered.

The Section 106 money devolved to the Neighbourhood Partnership for this area is now to be spent on the experimental scheme for Beaufort Rd and in providing traffic calming measures aimed at reducing personal injury accidents in the vicinity of Butlers Close / Crews Hole Road. This will also aid pedestrians crossing Crews Hole Road on route to the local nursery school.

Proposals for both schemes are shown in drawings you can download from links below. The drawings for both schemes are also on display at St George Library.

It should be noted, that whilst the one way proposals for Conham Road and Crews Hole Road are not being progressed at this time, these proposals have not been scrapped altogether as requested. This road forms part of a wider network of routes associated with the Enterprise Zone and a recreational route in Bristol that require improvements. Bristol City Council are now considering all possible options for this section of road. Any feasible options, along with the deferred existing one way proposal, will be presented to the Neighbourhood Partnership Traffic & Transport sub-group for comments in due course. Any revised scheme will not be funded by money under the control of the Neighbourhood Partnership and as such the Partnership will not be making the final decision.

Both these roads are also likely to become 20mph roads when the city wide roll out of the 20mph zones reaches St George later in the year.

See also:

The current proposals are:

Beaufort Road

This will be an experimental traffic order and is currently programmed to be introduced in March 2014. Parts of Beaufort Road will become one way.

The experiment can run for up to 18 months and can be changed (or removed) at any time during the first year. The details below show the scheme as it is currently proposed to be introduced – note this has been revised from the proposals published last year to take account of the feedback received.

The scheme will be changed or removed if it is found to increase bus journey times on Church Rd/Summerhill Rd. It can also be changed in response to comments received in the consultation that will be run by the Council while the experiment is in place.

The full drawing can be seen here: Beaufort Rd Option B-1

The images below link to a reduced size image and then the individual sections (marked with rectangles on the image).

BeaufortRdFull

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BeaufortRdInset2

BeaufortRdInset1

Crews Hole Road

This is a traffic calming scheme for the section of Crews Hole Road west of Troopers Hill Rd. It is not an experimental scheme. It is based on the ideas put forward by the ‘Save Crews Hole Access Road’ group and others.

Work on this part of the scheme will start after the Beaufort scheme is in place and operational, as there is more legal work to be carried out for this scheme. As a permanent scheme certain notices have to be issued and these will be advertised on site and in the press, there will then be a further opportunity to have your say.

The Council also has funding for a separate traffic calming scheme on Troopers Hill Road. Details and time scales for that scheme will follow.

The full drawing for the Crews Hole scheme can be seen here: Crews Hole Rd Traffic Calming-2

The images below link to a reduced size image and then the individual sections (marked with rectangles on the image).

CrewsHoleFull

CrewsHoleInset2

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Beaufort Road one way agreed

one way road signA decision has been made today on traffic proposals for the Crew’s Hole Road area and the Beaufort Road area.

It has been decided to:
Continue with the initial proposals but without the contentious elements including the following:
a. Segregated pedestrian and cycle route on Conham Rd
b. Segregated cycle route at Crews Hole Rd in the vicinity Butler Close
c. Removal of associated one way restriction at aforementioned locations
In addition to the above design and implement road safety measures at various locations along Crews Hole Road.

The St George Neighbourhood Committee (which comprises of the Councillors for St George East and St George West wards) made this decision at a meeting of the St George Neighbourhood Partnership on 10 December.

 

Crews Hole / Beaufort Rd Update

The options for progressing the proposed experimental traffic scheme for Crews Hole and Beaufort Rd will be discussed at the meeting of the St George Neighbourhood Partnership at 7pm on Tuesday 10th December at Summerhill Methodist Church.

The Neighbourhood Committee (the four St George Councillors) will be asked to make a decision on the scheme following discussions by the whole Partnership. The options they are being asked to consider can be seen in the report from the Traffic and Transport Sub-Group which is item 9 on the agenda and can be seen here.

A link to the agenda and all papers for the meeting can be seen at www.stgeorgenp.org.uk/meetings

Due to the high level of interest in the traffic scheme we have agreed to change the running order of the meeting so that item 9 will be considered after item 5 at around 7.30pm.

Some public statements have been submitted to the meeting, and they are available here

The meeting is open to the public and anyone is welcome to attend, but it is not a public forum. Anyone who has submitted a statement will have the opportunity to speak about their statement and there may be an opportunity for a few questions or statements to be taken from the floor but this will be limited due to time constraints.

In making their decision the Councillors will have considered all the feedback received on the scheme by email, comments cards at the library and at earlier meetings.

You can see details about the scheme in earlier postings on this website via www.stgeorgenp.org.uk/tag/crews-hole/ where they will appear below this one.

Beaufort Road area

One Way roadsignThe focus of the next Traffic and Transport subgroup meeting is to discuss the Beaufort Road / Crews Hole Road proposal.  In particular the Beaufort Road side, as we consulted the Crews Hole Road side on Wednesday 6th November.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday 26th November 2013 at 7.00pm and will be held at The Beehive Centre, 19a Stretford Rd, St George, Bristol, BS5 7AW.

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Crews Hole / Beaufort Rd One-way?

ConhamRdCycleAs described in earlier posts on this website, Bristol City Council have proposed a one-way scheme for Crews Hole and Beaufort Road to address various traffic issues in the area, many residents (particularly in Crews Hole) are strongly against this proposal, others support it. Some residents in Crews Hole have set up a ‘Save Crews Hole Access Road’ (SCHAR) group. The group have produced an alternative proposal for Crews Hole and are intending to produce a proposal for Beaufort Rd.

Bristol City Council are keen to get feedback on the proposal and to receive any alternative suggestions.

Below we have collected together information about the proposed scheme and how you can have your say.

What is Proposed?

The scheme currently proposed:
Crews Hole Rd Beaufort Rd Experimental Scheme – Full details
Text SummarySimplified Scheme Plan

The scheme is also on display at St George Library until the end of November.

Any scheme would be introduced as an Experimental Traffic Order.

Background Information:

Background and reasons for the proposals – presented at the meeting on 6th November by Neighbourhood Partnership Chair, Rob Acton-Campbell.

Prior to proposing the scheme the Council Highway Engineers had considered several different options, for the Conham Rd part of the scheme some of the options with their advantages and disadvantages are discussed in the document below.
Information about Conham Road section and suggested options – notes by Neighbourhood Partnership Chair, Rob Acton-Campbell.

Feedback received:

Notes of meeting held on 6th November in Crews Hole

Summary of the feedback on the Council’s proposals received to date.

Feedback from Sustrans in full – Sustrans will not comment officially on any alternatives (such as the SCHAR proposal) until proposed by the Council, they fully back the one-way scheme.

The SCHAR alternative scheme for the Crews Hole Road area:

SCHAR Proposal – Map      SCHAR Proposal – Text Description

SCHAR facebook group

How do I make my Views Known?

Comments on the scheme can be emailed to coordinator@stgeorgenp.org.uk or left in the suggestions box at St George Library (where the plans can be seen until the end of November). All comments will be passed to Highways officers for consideration.

Are there any more Public Meetings?

There is a further Neighbourhood Partnership meeting to discuss the scheme on Tuesday 26th November at 7pm at the Beehive Centre, further meetings may be organised in the future.

See www.stgeorgenp.org.uk/meetings for details of all Neighbourhood Partnership meetings.

Crews Hole Meeting 6 Nov 2013

Many thanks to those who turned up to the meeting in Crews Hole about the proposed road scheme. Our apologies to those who couldn’t get in due to the limits on numbers for fire regulations. We had agreed at our September meeting (and with SCHAR) that it was important to have a meeting in Crews Hole but there is a very limited number of options for an indoor venue. Our thanks to Jon at Woodwise for hosting the evening.

The vote at the end of the meeting clearly showed support of the vast majority of those present for the alternative SCHAR proposal for Crews Hole. The Highways officers stated that this was similar to options they had considered earlier but that they would look at them again. They also stated that they would consider any other options put forward and acknowledged that the issue of access during icy or snowy conditions was a problem with the one-way scheme that they would need to review.

There was some discussion about the proposals for Beaufort Rd and although some people were clearly against the one-way proposal there were also people prepared to say they supported it. This split is also reflected in the feedback we have received, see below.

All comments made at the meeting will be taken on board by the Highways team in considering the way forward.

Notes of meeting can be seen here

Documents to download:

Background and reasons for the proposals – presented at the meeting by Neighbourhood Partnership Chair, Rob Acton-Campbell.

Summary of the feedback on the Council’s proposals received to date – there were limited copies of this available at the meeting.

Feedback from Sustrans in full – Sustrans will not comment officially on any alternatives (such as the SCHAR proposal) until proposed by the Council, they fully back the one-way scheme.

See our latest posting here for more information about the scheme and how to make your views known