West of England Joint Spatial Plan: Towards the Emerging Spatial Strategy

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.