OLDLAND COMMON - Bristol and Bath Railway Path - Proposed Crossing Improvements at St Anne's Primary School


Several hundred parents and children cross the Bristol to Bath railway path every day on the way to and from St Anne’s Church of England Primary School. Advisory ‘zebra crossing’ markings were installed across the path several years ago along with bollards and ‘SLOW’ markings to highlight the crossing point.

Cyclists are regularly witnessed travelling through the crossing at inappropriate speeds, causing a significant potential danger to other path users, particularly around school start and finish times. An injury accident between a cyclist and child pedestrian occurred at this location in November 2012, prior to the introduction of the current zebra crossing markings.

Purpose of the Scheme

The purpose of the scheme is to improve safety of pedestrians crossing the railway path by increasing the inter-visibility between pedestrians and cyclists and increasing visibility of the existing warnings signs.

Proposed Scheme

The proposed scheme is to:

  • Cut back vegetation on the south facing bank in the vicinity of the crossing point.
  • Relocate the existing metal sculpture 1m up the bank.
  • Create buildouts with bollards either side of the gate on the south east entrance to the path.


Please see the consultation documents/drawings for more information.

The drawings showing the proposals are available directly via the links on this page or in the consultation documents section below.

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

Responses to the consultation will not be accepted in any other format.

Please view both the Statement of Reasons and the Proposal Drawing before answering the questionnaire.

By answering the questions you can indicate your support for the proposals or if you do not agree with the scheme in any way, then please state why not and indicate your preferred solution.

The questionnaire should take approximately 5 minutes.

Responses are only accepted in the form of the questionnaire, however if you have any questions or feel you need to submit any supporting information other than what you have provided in the questionnaire you can email or write to the addresses provided below:

Email: Transport Services
Write to: FREEPOST RTXL-YJXJ-BXEX , South Gloucestershire Council, Crossing Improvements St Anne's Primary School, Design & Operations team, Council offices, Badminton Road, Yate, BRISTOL, BS37 5AF


The closing date for comments is the 16th April 2018

This consultation has now closed and our consultation report is now available.


  • Opened
    26 Mar 2018 at 00:00
  • Closed
    16 Apr 2018 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    16 May 2018


Consultation Topic Transportation planning & policy
Geographical area Oldland Common
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Target Audience All residents
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 864215
Email: transportservices@southglos.gov.uk