This is a call to action … we’re inviting you to get involved in Road Safety Week 2020 running until 22nd November . SevernNet and Severn Ride and Stride are committed to improving road safety for those who drive, walk, cycle and ride in the area. With recent serious accidents, we really need to work together to improve awareness. We’d also like to offer our condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the people who recently died on the roads in this area. Road Safety Week is the UK’s biggest road safety event, coordinated annually by Brake, the road safety charity. The theme for 2020 is NO NEED TO SPEED. You can sign up here.We encourage you to get involved by sharing the message this week with colleagues, printing the posters below and putting up in prominent places e.g. on the way to the car park. You can also invite colleagues to take a selfie with a poster to share to spread the message. There are a number of different posters to choose (see below). If photos are uploaded to social media you could add @SevernRideandStride and #Roadsafetyweek2020. If you’d like more information on the above or have any questions please email There are information and resources on The Road Safety Week website and we’ve brought lots of material together here on SevernNet Ride and Stride Road Safety page.Additional resources we can signpost you to include: Free driver training currently via ZoomFree motorcycle trainingHGV awarenessFree basic or advanced cycling training If you’d like more information on the above or have any questions please email
Work will be undertaken over the three days from Mon. 16th to Wed. 18th November to lay a fibre optic cable duct from the junction of Merebank Rd and Kings Weston Lane, along Kings Weston Road and into and across Access 18. The nature of the works is such that it can only be done during the working week and daylight hours. To minimise impact on morning and afternoon peaks the works will commence at 09:30 and run until 15:30 on each day. Manned traffic management will be in place throughout to help minimise congestion (see below) Any questions or concerns please get in touch by email. Phase 1 Traffic management Three way lights with manually operated STOP/GO boards at Boundary Rd. Phases 2 and 3 Traffic Management Rolling 2-way traffic signals as work progresses between Boundary Road and Access 18 entrance, with manually operated STOP/GO boards at Access 18 entrance
A number of problems were encountered last week during the repair of the burst water pipe. The water main is still leaking under the footpath. The footpath isnt wide enough for work to be undertaken without interfering with the traffic flow. It has been agreed that the work should be undertaken over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday the 7th and 8th November. The digging out and repair will be done on Sat 7th November and reinstated on Sun 8th November. Traffic management will be in place throughout.We hope that inconvenience and congestion will be minimsed through weekend working. 21st October 2020: Update on burst water pipe Apologies to all for the unavoidable traffic congestion this morning, particularly for those travelling north from direction of M5 and Avonmouth Village.Traffic signals have now been adjusted to give more time to traffic travelling North and we understand this is now moving more freely. The work, and traffic management, should be removed by 20:00 tonight (22/10/20), all being well.There may be a time when there appears to be no or limited activity. This will be when the tarmac is being given time to set properly. Please be patient.The work is due to a burst pipe that needs urgent repair.If significant congestion builds up later today please let us know and we will pass this on. Thanks to those of you who got in touch earlier.
Work on short term improvements to M5 junction 19 is progressing well and Highways England is now moving to the next stage of their works to alleviate congestion on the M5 J19 southbound exit-slip. During this phase they’’ll widen the entrance to the southbound entry-slip, move the kerb and safety barrier and finally resurface the road. This will necessiate overnight closures of the southbound entry-slip road from 20:00 to 06:00 on the following dates: Monday 2nd Nov to Saturday 7th Nov 2020Monday 16th Nov to Friday 20th Nov 2020Monday 23rd Nov & Tuesday 24th November 2020 During the day the entry-slip will remain open as usual DiversionWhilst these works are ongoing locally signed diversions will be in place as agreed with North Somerset Local Authority and Bristol City Council.Please note: the B3124 is unsuitable for heavy vehicles and does not form part of our diversion route, we would encourage all drivers to stick to the officially signed diversion route. Thank you for your patience whilst these works are carried out.
Travelwest’s annual challenge is back for Active October to give you and your colleagues some motivation throughout Autumn to stay active and use sustainable travel. The event will be running from 1st – 31st October, but you and your colleagues can register to take part NOW! This year we have partnered with Sustrans for Active October to encourage businesses across the West of England to compete by getting the highest numbers of their staff to keep active and log their journeys into an online portal. It’s free to participate, and in doing so you could encourage your staff to make long term behavioural changes when it comes to their travel choices – benefitting health, reducing carbon emissions, and cutting travel costs for them and your business. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we also recognise that many of the businesses we work with (including ourselves at Travelwest!) have changed their commuting behaviour. It’s therefore even more important for our physical and mental health to incorporate some activity into our working day, whether it’s cycling, scooting, running or walking! Furthermore, for those journeys that still need to be made, we will be encouraging public transport, and lift-sharing – both great ways to reduce congestion and save money. All this helps you get fitter, feel good, and what’s more, there’s plenty of prizes up for grabs! All you need to do is sign up as a user, and it will prompt you to register your organisation’s details. It takes 2 minutes and you’ll be able to feature your workplace on the leaderboards, and be entered into workplace prizes! Once you’ve registered, there are downloadable materials on the website HERE to start promoting to colleagues and we’ve attached a suggested email template to this email for you to send to your colleagues!
Two new services started Sept 6th serving Severn Beach and Western Approach / Central Park.Download the poster here.Download Service 10 timetable here. Also displayed below.Download Service 12 timetable here. Also displayed below. We hope that these services can improve accessibility to employment across the area. We welcome any feedback on these services. Service 12 – Severn Beach & Cribbs Causeway … Bristol Parkway – Monday to Sunday Service 10 & 11 – Monday to Friday Service 10 & 11 – Saturday and Sunday
Bristol City Council’s traffic signal maintenance contractor will be completing repairs to the traffic signal detection overnight from 19:00 on Weds.12th August to 07:00 on Thurs. 13th August 2020.It is anticipated that the work can be completed during this time. If the problem is not fixed it may be necessary to return for further works. At present the loops within the carriageway are not detecting vehicles. This is causing a timing issue at the traffic signal junction. These works should fix the detection problem, which means all vehicles will be detected and a demand created correcting the timing. The working area will be on Kings Weston Lane on the approach to the traffic signals with St Andrews Road. No works will take place on St Andrews Road at this time. If you have any queries please email.
This is an appeal for courtesy towards Active Travellers – pedestrians and cyclists. Active Travel is an important way for many of our colleagues to get to work across Portbury, Avonmouth and Severnside. A lot of effort is being invested in improving our walking and cycling routes and making them safer. Please, please, please don’t park or block pavements and cycle paths across the area. If you have insufficient space to park your vehicles, please get in touch and we’ll work with you to find solutions.
In February 2020, the application process began for a £100k grant from Go Ultra Low West, a £7m transport project that provides the infrastructure for large scale conversion to electric and ultra-low emission vehicles in the West of England. This grant will be spent over a 12-month period and used to set up and run a zero emission freight consolidation centre, or support an existing initiative with the same goal. A zero emission vehicle is one that produces no greenhouse gases or air pollutant tailpipe emissions, such as electric cars, electric lorries, electric vans, electric scooters, electrically assisted trailers, electrically assisted pedal cycles, and bicycles. This project will: – raise the profile of electric vehicles in Bristol – provide a best practice example of freight consolidation – adopt an innovative approach to zero emission freight consolidation. The outcome of the grant should be a reduction in the number of heavy-goods vehicles entering the city by consolidating deliveries using a more sustainable approach, such as EV vans or electric cycles – this will help to improve air quality in Bristol. The application period is now reopen with a final deadline for applications of 19/08/2020 12:00hrs (noon). You can apply here. For more information about freight consolidation, please contact the councils Transport Team. More here.
As part of the M5 J19 southbound exit-slip improvement works (more information here), the M5 J19 southbound exit slip will be closed on: 24, 25 and 26 July 2020. Works will take place overnight from 8pm to 6am. The slip road and part of the roundabout will be closed. Access to Gordano Services will be maintained via a diversion route which will be clearly signed. During the day the slip road and roundabout will remain open and narrow lanes will be in place. Highways England: “Please accept our apologies in advance for any disruption this may cause.”