Cumberland Road to be one-way?

From Councillor Mark Wright’s latest Cabot eNews:

“At the same Cabinet meeting as the Cumberland Basin plans, the Mayor’s Clean Air plan was passed. It now fuses the two previous options, of a small-area diesel ban and a wider-area charging zone. It also contains the unexpected detail that Cumberland Road will be closed to eastbound traffic!

This comes as a total shock and no further details are available yet, including what the purpose of the closure is – as Cumberland Rd is less polluted than the alternate route of Hotwell Rd. Critical details are obviously where the “No Entry” points will be, whether the aim is to substantially increase bus use of the road instead.”

One Reply to “Cumberland Road to be one-way?”

  1. The mere suggestion that Cumberland Road is to be for one way traffic is absolutely absurd. I have lived on Spike Island for over thirty years and in that time the various road routes which have been altered has resulted in having to drive several more miles by a circuitous route than previously eg Prince Street bridge being made one way necessitating driving to Bedminster roundabout which is always congested, no entry into Avon Crescent from Cumberland Road, no entry into Guinea St., no right turn out of Baldwin St etc etc. These changes result in having to drive further than previously to get to the destination required, with more congestion and air pollution. If Cumberland Road is closed to East bound traffic then all the properties along its route and some travelling over Prince St bridge will have to drive to Bedminster roundabout which is already too busy and only usually allows 3-4 vehicles out of Commercial Rd. at a time and there are very long queues at peak times now let alone if it has more traffic. Cumberland Road has sufficient space for buses with 2 way traffic. I hope all affected residents will object.

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