The SevernNet Transport Forum brings stakeholders together every quarter. We are working towards our objective of safe, timely and accessible transport to every site across the area (for people and freight).

If you would like to be added to the invitation list please email

Our next Forum will be held on 18th May 2022 at 11:00. This will be a virtual form via Zoom.

If you would like to attend please register using this link.

Agenda items will include:

  • 5G Logistics trials in Avonmouth including a trial looking at opportunities for more effective traffic flow management; and trials looking at tracking condition of goods en route
  • Bristol’s Clean Air Zone (CAZ) and implications for your business and staff. Support is available for businesses based in, and (I believe) needing to operate in Bristol. There is also support available for colleagues living in Bristol and impacted in their journeys to work and to encourage sustainable modes of travel.
  • An update on  the Future Transport Zones initiative (to be confirmed) where we understand that a number of trials may be targeted for Portbury Avonmouth Severnside
  • Hydrogen South West update
  • Dates for Forums and Gatherings for 2022
  • M49J Update from M49J Link Road Project Manager
  • Assessing impact of resultant congestion and limited resilience
  • CNG Fuels and Avonmouth North Station … and transport decarbonisation
  • Bus and train services. Do we need to better understand our colleagues transport needs?
  • Update on sustainable travel options and practical support available

Previous forums include:

17th May 2017 

Wednesday 1st June 2016: Our Transport Forum included discussions about the impending A403 24*7 closure in July/August and the M49 junction development.

March 16’s Transport Forum (Thursday March 3rd 2016 from 10:00 until 13:00). Topics discussed included:

  • A403 Highway Reconstruction project – final work on Bristol side plus detailed plans for S. Glos. work
  • Update on areas of concern (e.g. Avonmouth Way)
  • Continuing improvement of cycling and walking infrastructure
  • Update on public transport services and SevernNet Flyer.
  • 2016 Travel Survey and social media campaign
Growing optimism at December 2015’s SevernNet Sustainable Transport Forum

The SevernNet Sustainable Transport Forum met on Thursday 3rd December 2015. The Forum covers all modes of transport across the area and brings together stakeholders including community representatives, businesses, local authorities and service providers.
There is growing optimism that the investment in infrastructure, particularly the A403 investment and the shuttle bus, will start to make a difference.

The problems with congestion on Avonmouth Way were also noted as needing urgent attention.