Safety Improvements Troopers Hill Road
Safety of pedestrians using the entrances to the Hill from Troopers Hill Road has been a concern of local residents for many years, particularly due to poor visibility for those leaving the site. Work to improve the entrance at Greendown was carried out in 2009.
The Council has accepted that pedestrian links to and from the Hill are poor and have suggested the introduction of short lengths of footway on the Hill side of the road at entrance locations. Their proposals also include various speed reducing measures in the form of road humps and making the road narrower at certain key points.
Bristol City Council initially consulted on a scheme to introduce these measures in 2015, this moved on to a formal consultation in 2016. A further informal consultation is now expected in the summer of 2017 on the final details prior to construction later in the year.
Current Plans - April 2017
The final scheme to be constructed later in 2017 includes some changes from the scheme consulted on in 2016 (see below). The changes are partly as a result of budget limitations and partly as a result of objections received.
The main changes were announced at the St George Neighbourhood Partnership Traffic & Transport sub-group meeting on 28th February 2017, they are:
• Near 81 Troopers Hill Rd, a colour change will be used to mark the crossing instead of a speed hump. The new footway construction with drop kerbs opposite the houses will still be constructed to give people somewhere to stand off the road when waiting to cross.
• Speed cushions to be installed at the Greendown junction instead of a speed table (the budget would not cover a speed table).
• Slight reductions in the size of the buildouts at the southern end of Troopers Hill Rd to reduce costs.
• No narrowing near the top of the road due to limited budget.
• No buildout opposite 111 Troopers Hill Rd - this entrance has the best visibility and the number of drop kerbs to driveways makes design of suitable measures difficult.
A formal consultation on the required 'Traffic Regulation Order' (TRO) for the reduced speed humps was run from Thursday 6th April to Friday 28 April 2017 on the Council's website at www.bristol.gov.uk/trafficorders
Revised TRO April 17 documents - Notice - Statement of Reasons - Plan
Traffic Regulation Order Consultation - October/November 2016
Plans for the scheme as published for the necessary 'Traffic Regulation Orders' (TRO) can be seen via the links below. These plans and details of how to respond to the formal consultation were published on the Council's website at www.bristol.gov.uk/trafficorders from Thursday 27 October to Friday 18 November 2016.
There were three separate sections to the TRO - parts A, B & C. For Troopers Hill Road part A was for parking restrictions and part C was for speed humps etc, you need to look at both to get the full picture. Part B was for other parking restrictions in around the Kingsway.
Part A parking restrictions - Notice - Statement of Reasons - Plan
Part C speed humps etc - Notice - Statement of Reasons - Plan
Initial Consultation - October 2015
You can see the October 2015 proposals on the consultation leaflet, copies of which were delivered to houses on Troopers Hill Road. Note the details of some of the proposals have now been changed from those shown on the leaflet.
Funding - September 2012
Funding for this scheme is from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund and was awarded in September 2012 following an application by members of the St George Neighbourhood Partnership Traffic & Transport sub-group in July 2012 which was supported by Friends of Troopers Hill.