Will cyclists be able to cycle on the pontoon walkways, or will they be expected to push their bikes for this stretch?
Yes, cyclists will be able to cycle on the Harbour Walkway. However, as is required for all shared use areas, all users must look out for one another. During busy periods, it is recommended that for safety to all it would be more suitable for cyclists to push their bikes for this stretch.
What impact will the pontoon walkway have on boats/rowing boats using this stretch of the Floating Harbour?
Cattle Market Road
Before being made eastbound only, Cattle Market Road had been closed to through traffic since June 2014 and therefore traffic that used to use this route would have already found an alternative route. There are a number of alternative routes for motor vehicles and the choice of route is dependent on their origin and destination. A traffic study was completed, which confirmed that the change would not have a significant impact on traffic flows.
The former Royal Mail Sorting Office on Cattle Market Road was acquired by Bristol City Council in 2015, and it was has since been announced as the site of the University of Bristol’s new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus. This is the largest derelict site in the area and it is hoped that it will be a catalyst for further development.
Yes, some trees were removed. However, these will be replaced with more ecologically appropriate species which will be identified through the development of tree planting strategy.
The routes will be suitably lit and CCTV installed to improve safety and security within this area. This will improve further with the future development within the area.