Public transport is set to be transformed over the next three years in our area. The Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) outlines a major investment programme by North Somerset Council in partnership with the West of England Combined Authority. The ambition is to improve the quality and provision of bus services to a level that creates an attractive alternative to the use of private vehicles. It will also accelerate the decarbonisation of transport which is a key priority for the council as part of its commitment to tackle the climate emergency.
To achieve this ambitious programme, we have identified a significant number of opportunities to introduce bus priority measures on key areas. We are redesigning over 18 junctions and routes which are known to cause delays to services. We will be engaging with key stakeholders over the course of the programme, sharing designs and seeking views.
The first package of schemes are set for construction beginning in 2023. There are seven currently planned:
- A38 at Barrow Gurney
- A370 Long Ashton bypass
- A370 at Brockley Combe
- A370 at Wood Hill
- A370 at Congresbury Smallway junction
- A369 at Beggar Bush Lane
- A369 Martcombe Road