It Doesn't Stop Here: Transport
In 2016 and beyond, Bristol’s transport organisations will continue efforts to reclaim space back from parking, encourage cycling and support electric vehicles.
“We’re doing a project in Easton talking to the residents about how we can reduce the impact of traffic cutting through that area.” Sustran’s Ian Barrett
So what’s happening?
A successful trial of GenECO’s Bio-Bus, which runs on bio-methane from the city’s sewage, means that Bristol will now likely become the first city in the world to get a fleet of 130 ‘poo-powered’ buses. Their Euro 6 engines are 14 times cleaner than a normal bus. GenECO is part of Wessex Water.
Henleaze Infant and Junior schools became Bristol’s first ‘Cycle Champions’ in 2015. The city already has four times the national daily average of cycle commuters. This new Better By Bike scheme encourages even more people to get active and support the city’s sustainable transport culture.
Bristol now has 100 charging stations for electric cars, supporting the transition to lower emission vehicles and better air quality for the city. Find them through Source West or download their new Charge Your Car app.
The Easton Way cycleway and foot path opened last September. The £400k scheme is a new and safer link between Stapleton Road and Easton Road, part of the city’s growing sustainable transport infrastructure.
The new Good Transport Plan for Bristol sets out a vision for the future of travel in the city. It shows how getting around could be cleaner, cheaper and more efficient if we reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.
Go to the Bristol 2015 directory to discover other Bristol organisations working to improve the city’s transport.