Yate, Chipping Sodbury, A432 and A4174 improvements

Have your say on the Yate, Chipping Sodbury, A432 and A4174 Improvements

This consultation is now closed

We are seeking views on our proposals for improving conditions for people walking, cycling and travelling by bus along the A432 and A4174 between Yate / Chipping Sodbury and Bristol including:

  • Yate / Chipping Sodbury
  • A432 Yate to Wick Wick roundabout
  • The A4174 Wick Wick roundabout to Coldharbour Lane


These proposals are being developed by South Gloucestershire Council as part of a package of ambitious transport improvements to provide increased travel choices and connectivity in the area.

They form part of a wider programme of bus and cycle investment across the West of England by the Combined Authority. Funding for the improvements will be provided by the Combined Authority’s funding from Central Government and will not impact on funds available in South Gloucestershire for other council services.

Your views are needed to help us to shape the proposals to encourage people to walk cycle and to use public transport more often.  The proposals that are presented on these pages will be refined in future work to detailed designs and further engagement will then take place through the Council’s website.

If you would like to be kept up to date with progress on this work, please register your interest with an email to this address transportservices@southglos.gov.uk.

This current engagement is the first stage of engagement before an Outline Business Case (OBC) is submitted to the West of England Combined Authority for further funding to provide designs and to develop a full business case (FBC).

Why are we doing this?

Buses experience delays approaching key junctions on the route, particularly between Yate and Coalpit Heath. Severe delays impacting bus services have also been experienced along the A4174 ring road, particularly at peak times.  Facilities provided at bus stops vary greatly – many bus stops in Yate (and the wider urban area) do not meet basic standards for accessibility (to reduce the step between the bus and the kerb) or for bus shelters. Improved junctions, bus lanes, better bus stops and pedestrian crossings will make using buses more reliable and attractive.

Provision for people cycling along the A432 and A4174 is limited, it is not separated from busy traffic, or uses paths shared with pedestrians which can lead to conflicts. Creating safer facilities separated from traffic and pedestrians will make it a realistic choice for people of all abilities to cycle in safety. In some locations a reduction in speed limit may also be desirable to improve safety for all travellers and provide a more attractive environment for walking and cycling.

In July 2019, South Gloucestershire Council declared a Climate Emergency. The council has taken urgent steps to address this situation and prepare for the local impact of climate change and reducing carbon emissions. Transport is a key generator of carbon emissions. An important part of our transport response is to provide a step-change in providing for walking, cycling and public transport. To do this, we will be looking to reallocate road space from cars to people where this is practical to do so.

The scope of these improvements is focused on making the best use we can of the A432 corridor. Longer terms considerations for how our area may look in the next 20-30 years may open up the possibility of wider opportunities for improving sustainable transport connections between Yate/ Chipping Sodbury and the A4174 Ring Road.

What are we proposing?

To provide improved facilities for buses and people walking and cycling, we are proposing the following:

Yate, Chipping Sodbury and A432 improvements

  • Improvements to bus stop facilities across the Yate and Chipping Sodbury urban area and the A432 corridor
  • Junction improvements on the Y1 bus service route where buses regularly get stuck in traffic at busy times
  • Improvements to sustainable transport modes, including bus stop improvements and continuous segregated cycle infrastructure along Station Road
  • Improvements to junctions including improved facilities for cyclists and pedestrians
  • A two-way cycle track with separate footway along the eastern side of the A432 between Coalpit Heath and Kendleshire junction
  • Improvements to the Kendleshire junction 
  • Improved crossing facilities for pedestrians and cyclists along the A432
  • Retained key shared use paths, e.g. between Kendleshire junction and Wick Wick roundabout


A4174 improvements

  • A two-way cycle track with separate footway between Wick Wick roundabout and Coldharbour Lane
  • New and improved walking / cycling crossings along the A4174
  • New westbound bus / metrobus stop in existing layby to west of Wick Wick roundabout
  • Reduction in speed limits at Bromley Heath roundabout, Hambrook Junction and Coldharbour Lane to improve safety and support increased walking and cycling
  • Provision of a bus gate to allow northern bus movements through the Hambrook junction

We are also seeking views on two early ideas for improving access to buses in Bromley Heath through either:

  • New Metrobus stops on the ring road accessed through Bromley Heath Park (for a westbound stop) and then over the footbridge to/from an eastbound stop
  • Routing additional bus services through Bromley Heath


For further detail, please see the following documents:

Next steps

Following feedback from residents and stakeholders further work is being carried out on detailed proposals for these transport improvements. Consultation on these will take place later in 2023.

We hope to secure funding for these improvements through the West of England Combined Authority and the City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement.


  • Opened
    21 Mar 2022 at 12:00
  • Closed
    20 Apr 2022 at 23:59


Consultation Topic
  • Local highways and transportation projects
  • Transportation planning & policy
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