Provide better sustainable travel routes

Key objectives

Sustainable transport

  • Prioritise and enable active travel modes such as cycling and walking.
  • Improve connections to public transport routes and strategic cycle routes.
  • Enable transition to electric vehicles, improve access to mobility on demand and reduce dependence on private motor vehicles.
  • Contribute to reducing carbon emissions and improving air quality by enabling travel by sustainable modes.


  • Improve east-west connectivity between St Luke’s Road and Bedminster Parade.
  • Improve north-south connectivity between south Bristol and the city centre.
  • Provide new pedestrian connections from key corridors to local amenities.


  • Integrate green infrastructure and public realm improvements into streets.
  • Create streets that are safe and inclusive for all.

The regeneration of the Whitehouse Street area will enable a transition to active and sustainable transport modes.

To prioritise active travel, the proposals include the creation of new north-south and east-west active travel corridors and the reduction of through motor vehicle traffic.

A new east-west active travel corridor can connect Bedminster to Temple Meads via the Mead Street Regeneration Area. The existing north-south will be joined to the proposed Whitehouse Lane cycle track which is being delivered as part of Bedminster Green regeneration.

There is potential to improve Philip Street as this is an important pedestrian and cycle route in the area, while improving the setting of Windmill Hill City Farm.

We will consider other potential transport improvements in the wider area, including improving Langton Street Bridge and Bedminster Bridge for sustainable transport modes.

Read Whitehouse Street Regeneration Framework.

Plan showing the proposed movement strategy. The plan shows new a new east-west active travel route connecting Whitehouse Street to St Luke’s Road, and onward via Mead Street. The existing cycle track on Whitehouse Lane is shown connecting to the planned cycle track on Whitehouse Lane. New pedestrian connections are proposed from Whitehouse Street to Willway street, from Willway Street to Stillhouse Lane, and Spring Street to St Luke’s Road. A number of roads, including Philip Street, are shown as one way movements. Improvements to the public realm are identified for Philip Street, the alleys on Stillhouse Lane, and the railway underbridges. Potential improvements are shown on Langton Street Bridge (accessibility) and Bedminster Bridge (sustainable travel). The indicative location of tow multimodal mobility hubs are shown on St Luke’s Road and Whitehouse Street.

Movement strategy plan


  1. Sustainable travel improvements to Bedminster Bridge will be considered.
  2. New and improved pedestrian connections to Bedminster Parade.
  3. Potential public realm improvements to Philip Street including widened footways and planting.
  4. New pedestrian streets following desire lines.
  5. Potential future pedestrian and cycle bridge (possible location).
  6. Improvements to Langton Street Bridge.
  7. Modal filters to reduce through traffic.
  8. New east-west active travel corridor connecting to Mead Street.
  9. Multi-modal mobility hubs including car club, cycle parking, e-scooter drop off pens.