Active travel fund

Active travel in North Somerset is changing. Watch this space to find out how you can get involved in shaping the future of walking and cycling in your area.

The pandemic has changed the way we think about transport. As part of the Government’s Active Travel Fund (ATF), the council wants to encourage walking and cycling as a long-term method for commuting. We are also looking to address the current capacity constraints on public transport.

North Somerset Council have been successful in securing Department for Transport ATF funding. This funding will allow us to develop a range of new schemes to meet the below goals:

  • achieve Net Zero by 2030
  • aid economic recovery
  • develop public health improvements

Phase one

The first phase of work took place in summer 2020. It included a wide range of temporary measures that provided additional space for social distancing and cycling. The extra space also helped businesses to stay open, or to provide outside seating,

Phase two

After the successful delivery of phase one, we have now been allocated £473,750 to develop phase two. 

Have your say

Public consultation is now live. Clevedon consultation is now live until 7 March.

Consultation is now open on a range of proposed cycle and pedestrian routes in:

  • Clevedon
  • Weston-super-Mare
  • Nailsea
  • Yatton

Your feedback will help shape the final designs.

Clevedon

Proposed changes include public realm improvements in Hill Road and The Beach. This includes:

  • introducing wider pavements
  • segregated cycle facilities
  • 20mph speed limit and a one-way system

Weston-super-mare

We are looking at creating a cycling corridor on Baker Street and Milton Road. This will include a 20mph limit, as well as a one-way eastwards and segregated cycling route over Hildesheim Bridge to the town centre.

Yatton, Clevedon and Nailsea

We want to establish a network of rural lanes of cycle and pedestrian routes between Backwell, Clevedon, Nailsea and Yatton. Our proposed routes will maintain any essential or farm access.

School routes

Several schemes across North Somerset will be introduced to offer safe cycling and walking routes to school for children and parents.

Consultation plan

We have produced a consultation plan to show how we will be consulting on the schemes with local residents and stakeholders.