Bristol councillor calls for West of England mayor to take buses under public control

The councillor in charge of transport in Bristol has urged the West of England metro mayor to bring buses into public control. Bristol Labour is calling on the West of England Combined Authority to look at bus franchising as a way to fix the region’s struggling public transport. Labour Councillor Don Alexander, cabinet member for transport at Bristol City Council, […]

Bristol Arena transport package under review as costs rise significantly

A multi-million pound package of planned transport links to an upcoming concert venue is under review amid soaring costs. In October 2022, the West of England Combined Authority (Weca) committee awarded £6.6m for infrastructure around the site of the planned Bristol Arena. This included new walking and cycling routes and upgraded junctions. A report presented to […]

Funding for new footbridge connecting Keynsham to East Bristol

A major project to revitalise the River Avon corridor and create a traffic-free route between Bristol and Bath has taken a step forward with a funding award of £295,000 from the West of England Combined Authority, to develop plans for a new bridge at Somerdale in Keynsham, it has been confirmed today (January 30). WaterSpace […]

New ‘mobility hubs’ to be trialled across Bristol

New ‘mobility hubs’ that could incorporate facilities such as toilets, exercise equipment, hot desk spaces and community gardens when they are introduced at certain sites are to be trailed across Bristol. The idea of the new scheme being piloted in areas of Bristol is to make it easier for people to switch between different modes […]


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