The Temple Gate scheme aims to improve the journeys of the thousands of people that travel to and through the area every day, and to create a first class welcome to Bristol for passengers arriving into Temple Meads station.
The scheme includes:
- Removing the Temple Circus roundabout and replacing it with a simplified, signal-controlled junction;
- New high quality segregated pedestrian and cycle routes and improvements to existing routes around Temple Gate;
- A new single stage pedestrian and cycle crossing from the Brunel Mile to the station;
- Better public transport facilities, such as bus stops and shelters and a new MetroBus stop;
- Relocation of bus stops to allow for more space for pedestrians and cyclists;
- Creation of bus priority lanes to improve bus journey times and reliability;
- Reconfiguration of the Friary and Victoria Street junctions;
- Cattle Market Road will be one way eastbound only for vehicular traffic.
Changes are also being made around the Bath Bridge junction, including:
- Widening the footpath outside Fowlers Motorcycles to accommodate a segregated cycle and pedestrian footway;
- Reconstructing the traffic islands at York Road and Clarence Road, making them larger and more cycle and pedestrian friendly, with new and improved toucan crossing facilities;
- Widening the footpath outside the Peugeot dealership, allowing room for a shared cycle and pedestrian footway;
- Widening the western footway on the approach to Temple Gate from Bath Bridge and the provision of a new toucan crossing of Temple Gate at its southern end;
- A new pedestrian crossing from Temple Gate towards Cattle Market Road.