Regional and local mass transit transport plan
For Bristol to be an attractive place to work, live and visit for everyone, it needs a transport network that supports the local economy, enhances the urban environment, and contributes to high-quality, people friendly places.
The city is experiencing the biggest investment in living memory with around £800m already being invested in transport infrastructure in recent years.
This investment includes the first three routes of a MetroBus Rapid Transport network linking the city centre to the North Fringe and South Bristol.
The MetroWest suburban rail scheme includes introducing a number of new cross city services and better timings.
Cycle ambition Fund programmes are helping to improve cycle infrastructure and transport investment linked to the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone that will provide sustainable transport access to new jobs.
We are also working with neighbouring West of England councils on plans for a mass transit system. This is a high-capacity public transport network that provides fast, frequent and reliable services. It could lead to more people moving away from cars, resulting in less congestion, lower carbon emissions and improved air quality. Find out more.
Our commitment to these broader plans drives two of our core Sustainable Development Goals:
- Develop an area-based economic strategy for Avonmouth which maximises the locational advantages and sectoral strengths. SDG: 9.1, 11.2
- Accelerate infrastructure investment to create the conditions for equitable and sustainable growth. SDG: 9.1, 11.2