Updated Marsh Lane - Bus gate


Updated Marsh Lane - bus gate

We received concerns around the impact the pocket park would have on Marsh Lane, including the length of the diversion route that people would need to take who lived south of the pocket park and how emergency services would access the area. 

We are now proposing to convert the pocket park on Marsh lane to a bus gate and relocate it to the junction of Marsh Lane and Glendare Street. 

We're now proposing to make the following exemptions at all of the bus gates as part of the scheme: 

  • emergency services
  • refuse vehicles 
  • professional carers providing care within the community. 
  • parents with children attending SEND schools
  • taxis and private hire vehicles
  • Disabled Class Vehicles
  • cycles and e-scooters

This would mean these vehicles would be able to drive through the bus gate without receiving a fine.  

The exemptions in these locations would mean that car journeys would be simpler for anyone providing professional care or who have challenging and time constrained journeys associated with care. The taxi and private hire exemption provides more flexibility for people working in the taxi trade and makes the area more accessible for people who rely on taxis. 

The bus gate would also be enforced with cameras rather than a bollard, which means that emergency services would not have to remove a bollard during emergencies.

The bus gate would futureproof the scheme for a potential bus route connecting Barton Hill and Redfield to Temple Meads, the new university campus, and the city centre via Avonvale Road and Feeder Road.