Filton - Southmead Road - Cycle Improvements

Purpose of the scheme

The purpose of this scheme is to provide a better and safer facility for cyclists along Southmead Road and therefore encourage sustainable travel. Segregation from motor vehicles offers a direct and convenient alternative to motor vehicle use and so can help with the climate emergency.

This scheme will form a continuation of the existing northbound cycle facilities on Southmead Road.


Proposed scheme

The proposed scheme is to provide a cycle facility northbound between Charlton Avenue and Filton Roundabout. A combination of kerb segregated cycleway and on carriageway cycle lane will be utilised along the length of the scheme and this will require amendments to traffic lanes. At the Golf Course Lane junction northeast bound cyclists will have their own dedicated traffic signal separate to left turning vehicular traffic. The existing pedestrian crossing facilities across Golf Course Lane and Southmead Road will also be amended as part of these works. 

Although no facilities are being proposed for southbound cyclists it is intended that in the future, subject to funding, a facility will be provided that complements this scheme.

This scheme is subject to traffic modelling to ensure that the proposed changes will not have a substantially detrimental effect on the operation of the signalised junctions within the scheme area. Due to current restrictions modelling has not been possible to obtain prior to consultation and will be sought during/after the consultation period. In advance of traffic modelling we are seeking views on the concept of these proposals.

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


  • Opened
    16 Feb 2021 at 00:00
  • Closed
    9 Mar 2021 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    19 Mar 2021


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

If you have any questions regarding the scheme or would like to make any comments, please email

Alternatively you can contact us using the following details:

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

Tel: 01454 868004