Bristol City Council has been consulting on proposals for transport improvements to Muller Road, motivated by the introduction of bus lanes on this congested route.
BWA has contributed its comments on the aspects of the proposals that affect pedestrians. Overall we welcome the upgrading of bus stops, new lights-controlled pedestrian crossings and new raised tables (speed limiters) to make it easier to cross some of the side roads.
However, we caution that on the new 3m wide section of shared use path, between Stottbury Road and Tackley Road, there is likely to be contention between school children and cyclists on this section, especially in the morning when school and commuter journeys coincide.
We have also proposed further improvements concerning alignments of pedestrian crossings, provision of benches, wayfinding and tree planting.