The Frome Greenway Transformation is an ambitious project which sets out a vision for an important transport corridor, and includes a range of enhancements. It will be implemented as part of the Cycling City Project, and is funded from s106 contributions from the Cabot Circus development, under an air quality provision.
We want to greatly increase the usage of the route by cyclists and pedestrians, whilst achieving a shift away from vehicle use, leading to associated air-quality improvement. Creating a well marked, continuous route that has the following attributes:
- environmental enhancement
- distinct identity
- high quality designed features
- good linkages along (and into) the corridor
- improved ecology
The project presents a unique opportunity to contribute towards making Bristol a better, greener, more livable place.
This scheme will provide the final missing link in a continuous, largely off road, route from Cabot Circus to Eastville Park, Snuff Mills and Frenchay. Part of the route will be on a shared-use footway alongside the one way section of Stapleton Rd where there is currently no provision for cyclists to go north. This will require some re-location of parking, but more parking will be created to replace that which is lost and also to provide some additional spaces. The extra width and removal of pavement parking will be of huge benefit to pedestrians, wheelchair users, the elderly and families as well as cyclists.
You can see a summary and a map with sketches of how new elements along the path might look. You will need to zoom into the document and scroll around to see the whole route. Links to the PDF’s can be found at the bottom of the page if you find it easier.
We would like to know whether you already use this path or not, as a walker or a cyclists.
- What do you think of the proposals for improving the route?
- Would it encourage you to use the route more for commuting or leisure?
You can submit your comments for open discussion on this forum, or respond privately using the questionnaire.