FILTON - Southmead Road - COVID-19 cycling Improvements - Mandatory cycle lane

As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, cycling improvements for Southmead Road are being trialed.

The above is part of the Council’s network management duty and guidance announced by the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps on 9th May 2020.

Proposed cycling improvements along Southmead Road by introducing a northeast bound on-carriageway mandatory cycle lane between Braemar Avenue and Brandon House junction. With supporting double yellow lines for effective operation for the cycle lane. 

Members of the public will be able to send in feedback regarding this cycling improvement scheme. 

The experimental order becomes operative on 14th September 2020.

To tell us your views you can: Respond to the Questionnaire

Please view the statement of reasons & drawings before answering the questionnaire.

Comments must be sent to us in writing after the measures are in place, and should preferably be submitted using the online questionnaire.

Please include reasons for any comments you make against any decision to make an order for the indefinite continuation of this scheme. Comments in support of the scheme and your reasons for making them are also invited.

Please also note that all representations received may be considered in public by the Council and that the substance of any representation together with the name and address of the person making it could become available for public inspection.

If you have any questions that are not answered by the online scheme information before submitting a response, you can request assistance by email or telephone using the contact details provided below. 

The council will in due course consider all submissions and other information collected during the trial before making a decision whether to make the changes permanent. 

The closing date for comments 4th April 2021

It is preferable to answer the online questionnaire, however if you wish to submit your comments in writing you may do so to the Head of Legal, Governance and Democratic Services at the address below:

South Gloucestershire Council, Chief Executive & Corporate Resources Department, Legal Governance and Democratic Services, P O Box 1953, Bristol BS37 0DB

E mail:

A feedback statement will be published here in due course describing the next steps and summarising all the responses.

At the end of the six month objection period copies of all objections and comments received in respect of this matter will be forwarded to the Director of Environment and Community Services for investigation and for consideration as to whether or not the traffic measures and legal order should be continued indefinitely, or be abandoned. Should there be a variation to the order the six month objection period will restart, but in any case the decision will be made within 18 months of commencement.

Please register in order to respond to this consultation and to be updated as the project progresses.

This consultation has now closed and we are analysing the results.


  • Opened
    14 Sep 2020 at 00:00
  • Closed
    4 Apr 2021 at 23:59


Consultation Topic
  • Local highways and transportation projects
Geographical area
  • Filton
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Contact Details

If you have any questions regarding the scheme, please contact:

South Gloucestershire Council,
Department for Environment and Community Services,
PO Box 1954,
Design and Operations Team,
BS37 0DD

Tel: 01454 868004
Fax: 01454 863757