Bristol City Council has identified Bedminster Green and neighbouring Whitehouse Street as sites for regeneration in part due to how close they are to the city centre, local amenities and public transport routes, which make them ideal locations for people to live free of car dependency.
As part of the regeneration schemes, the council is investing substantially in active travel. This includes widening pavements, improving cycle routes, and making it easier for buses to travel through and around the area.
The West of England Combined Authority’s MetroWest programme will also see an increase in the number of trains stopping at Bedminster station.
Parking is available at Little Paradise, Hereford Street, Sheene Road and Diamond Street car parks and in various resident parking bays through the area.
Most of this parking will be retained, and the council is in negotiations with development partners to increase parking capacity at Little Paradise.
It is anticipated that car ownership among the incoming population will be far below the current average in the area. This is becaue of how the new homes will be marketed and sold, the wider supporting infrastructure to encourage cycling, walking and public transport, on top ofchanging patterns of travel and car ownership.
In addition, funds have been allocated from a West of England Combined Authority (WECA) grant to explore a Liveable Neighbourhood in BS3 that will make it easier to catch a bus and to walk or cycle, improve infrastructure and reduce through traffic.