Cycling City - Route 15 - Mangotsfield to Yate - Yate Spur

Cycling City- Route 15 - Mangotsfield to Yate - Yate Spur



In 2008 South Gloucestershire Council, jointly with Bristol City Council, were chosen as Britain's first Cycling City. The aim of the project is to transform cycling infrastructure and to pioneer innovative ways of making cycling a real transport option.



Cycling City Route 15 will provide a new north/south link between the Bristol & Bath path at Coxgrove Hill and Station Road, Yate. The route will generally follow the rail corridor using disused railway track, run along field boundaries and existing public rights of way and public highway.

  • providing the opportunity to walk and cycle between the existing paths in the Emersons Green area and the Yate area
  • opening a continuous route for use for commuting, leisure and recreation
  • linking the wider community and contributing to social cohesion
  • utilising a clear corridor and existing public rights of way
  • facilitating use to horse riders over some sections of the route
  • linking with Westerleigh Road and Shire Way
  • introducing sympathetic landscaping
  • creating seating / communal areas if finance allows
    providing a direction signing system using finger posts and special symbols where required.


Officers will be available to answer questions and explain plans on Tuesday 13 October 2009 at Shire Way Community Centre.

Residents and those interested can view plans from Monday 12 October to Fiday 23 October at Yate Shopping Centre.


Following consultation and satisfactory completion of due process (such as obtaining planning permission and acquring the necessary land), it is proposed that the scheme will be introduced during the 2010/2011 financial year.


The following scheme drawings and documents explain the proposals:

Drawing number                    Description

T002-015-100                         Overall route plan from Coxgrove Hill to Yate

T002-015-001                         Coxgrove Hill to Westerleigh Level Crossing

T002-015-002                         Westerleigh Level Crossing to Westerleigh Road/Nibley Lane

T002-015-003                         Westerleigh Road/Nibley Lane to Station Road, Yate


Statement of Reasons

Typical Path for Walking, Cycling and Horseriding

Artists view of Westerleigh Level Crossing

Artists view of Westerleigh Viaduct

Artists view of Shire Way Bridge


Sustrans Report for South Gloucestershire Council


There were 35 contribtions to the online consultation. Of these 29 supported the proposals and 3 did not wish the route to pass along the existing public footpath at Chedworth.


  • Opened
    28 Sep 2009 at 09:00
  • Closed
    26 Oct 2009 at 16:00

Consultation Documents


Consultation Topic
  • Local highways and transportation projects
Geographical area
  • Westerleigh
  • Yate Central
  • Yate North
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Contact Details

If you have any questions or would like to make any comments, please contact:

Tom Dockerty
Transport Services
South Gloucestershire Council
Broad Lane
BS37 7PN

Tel: 01454 863640
Fax: 01454 863757