Decision details

Park Row, Perry Road, Upper Maudlin Street and Colston Street

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To ensure that the necessary financial and legal checks have been made and the relevant senior elected members and senior officers have given approval, as per the delegation set out in the DfT Active Travel Fund (ATF) Tranche 3 Cabinet paper (14th September 2021). Project details are as follows:
• In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the council accelerated its existing long-term transport ambitions to improve walking and cycling journeys while capacity on public transport was reduced, trialling measures with temporary materials under the Bristol Streetspace programme.
• Central Government’s “road map out of lockdown” accelerated projects, as there was a need to enable social distancing whilst supporting businesses throughout re-opening.
• The aims of the project are as follows:
o Making it easier and safer to walk and cycle in the area by providing more space for pedestrians and cyclists.
o Supporting local businesses to stay and thrive in the area by increasing the number of pedestrians.
o Improving the safety of traffic light junctions for all road users.
o Managing traffic flow and reduce pollution in the area.
o Encouraging people to take the bus, walk or cycle to key destinations such as the hospital and university.

Decision:

The Executive Director for Growth and Regeneration (in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Transport, the s151 officer, and the Head of Legal Services) has authorised officers to take all steps required to deliver the Park Row, Perry Road, Upper Maudlin Street and Colston Street project (subject to further detailed design work and the award of grant funding from the Department for Transport), including the undertaking of Quality Assurance and Traffic Regulation Order processes and the procuring and awarding of appropriate contracts (as per the indicative estimates below):
Construction works - £2,063,482
Fees - £536,505
Communications - £20,635
Evaluation and Monitoring - £20,635
Contingency (28%) - £739,588
Scheme Total - £3,380,845

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 - An engagement exercise took place between 14th December 2020 and 24th January 2021; following the introduction of the temporary scheme, at pace, in September 2020. This informed the designs for a permanent scheme which have since been consulted on. Public consultation was carried out in relation to the proposed permanent scheme between 29th November 2021 and 16th January 2022. The scheme received a very good level of support - 78% of respondents agreed with the proposed changes overall; with an approval range of 76-80% across the its seven sections. Statutory consultation on specific aspects of the scheme is planned to be undertaken as part of the legal process relating to Traffic Regulation Orders.
Option 2 -
Option 3 -

Publication date: 12/09/2022

Date of decision: 31/08/2022