Core Strategy - Consultation Draft

Comment ID 930721/CSCD/2
Document Section Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 3: Spatial Policies Living Within Environmental Limits CS10: Transport and Movement CS10: Transport and Movement View all on this section
Respondent Leigh Woods Society View all by this respondent
Response Date 17 May 2010
Secondly on the subject of the A369 this important route into Bristol is becoming increasingly busy as a result of the burgeoning populations in the M5 corridor. This road through Leigh Woods is dangerous due to a steep and winding section. We support North Somerset's proposals in the consultation documents for improvement to the transport infrastructure. A 'Park&Ride' was mooted at Easton in Gordano but we notice that this is not now in the proposals. We would have thought that this would alleviate the problems experienced on the A369. Firstbus has increased the frequency of buses on the Portishead- Bristol route and there is anecdotal evidence that more residents of Leigh Woods are utilising this service and the Long Ashton Park&Ride. The strict enforcement of traffic restrictions on the A369 would also help to make this road safer. Furthermore increasing on street parking by commuters in Leigh Woods is creating traffic hazards and sometimes an obstacle to emergency services. The Society recognises the need for a South Bristol Link but this road would potentially increase traffic on the A369.