Towards the Emerging Spatial Strategy Document

Supporting infrastructure for urban living

There are limited opportunities for significant highway capacity improvements in the Bristol urban areas. Intensification will require a different approach to reduce traffic to create conditions for urban growth. This will:

  • —necessitate more walking, cycling and public transport within the urban areas. —
  • require intercepting traffic on radial routes into Bristol with Park & Ride, and other interchanges. —
  • locate development around transit hubs. —
  • require re-allocating road-space to better promote sustainable travel choices on radial routes, potentially facilitated by improvements to orbital highway capacity in certain locations.