Cycling City route 4 Cribbs Causeway to Bradley Stoke





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 4  Will link The Mall Shopping Centre at Cribbs Causeway through to the centre of Bradley Stoke using a series of quiet roads and an existing network of paths that do not currently join up. The paths will be upgraded to allow safe shared-use in all weathers and will be signed and marked to give a proper level of coherence that should make the route fulfil the needs of and the local community especially school pupils and students as a viable alternative to the other busy roads in the area.

The route will then be continued (See Route 3) through Bradley Stoke to Parkway Station via the Aztec West business park thereby providing a really attractive route for people working there. 

The route passes a nature reserve at Gorse Covert and through a Common at Patchway making the route particularly attractive in its own right as a leisure activity. It is hoped to involve the local  schools and colleges in the design and creation of some of the features and establish the local shopping centre as a hub of information about cycling as the scheme develops.

The intention is to provide a clear link between all the existing local amenities and facilities in the area including routes to the shopping centres, connecting to schools, librarys, and green spaces.  Measures for this route include

  •  widening existing footways to allow shared-use (Document Artists impression),
  • providing a direction signing system using finger posts and special symbols marked on the path/road surface,
  • introducing safe level crossing points at key areas along the route.
  • Existing lighting will be reviewed and new innovative ways of illuminating the path will be considered. 
  • There is potential to host community activities along the route and link exiting BMX tracks and ramp parks 


A manned exhibition is proposed (date to be confirmed) during the summer together with static information boards displaying the plans in venues central to the route.  Local residents will be informed through notices, signs and possibly through community events in the area. 

Following consultation, it is proposed to introduce this scheme during the 2009/10 financial year.


The following scheme drawings indicate the proposals:

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Location Plan



Route from rear of The Mall along Jupiter Road 



Route through Brittania Industrial Estate and path improvements



Greenway Route by Gorse Covert  



Bradley Road to The Tumps BMX track & Aztec West



Aztec West to Patchway Common



Patchway Common ,crossing Brook Way then onto Bradley Stoke Way


 - Along Bradley Stoke Way to Shopping centre,library and leisure centre

This consultation has now closed, feedback on the consultation is now available.


  • Opened
    7 Sep 2009 at 00:00
  • Closed
    7 Oct 2009 at 23:59

Consultation Documents


Consultation Topic
  • Local highways and transportation projects
Geographical area
  • Bradley Stoke North
  • Bradley Stoke South
  • Filton
  • Patchway
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Contact Details

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

Keith Marsh
Transport Services
South Gloucestershire Council
Broad Lane
BS37 7PN

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