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.

A plan illustrating all aspects of the Temple Gate project can be downloaded (PDF, 824KB), and you can view an aerial image illustrating the new road layout.