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The proposal

The West of England councils, including Bristol City Council, wish to encourage more people to use buses, bicycles or to walk to reduce the reliance on cars. You can read the WoE Joint Transport Plan here. Our proposed Hospital Transport Hub must support these aims and achieve the right balance of transport options for patients, visitors and staff. We would build the new hub on the site of a small existing car park and the flats on Eugene Street.

New car park spaces

The hub would contain 820 car park spaces, which is a 628 space increase on the number of spaces we currently have. These spaces would make it easier for patients and visitors to find a parking space and reduce the need for drop-offs outside our hospitals. The car park would only be available for patients, visitors and a proportion for staff. We would use technology, such as barcodes on appointment letters, so that access is for patients only. There would be 34 disabled spaces, with room for rear entry wheelchair vehicles. Toilets would be open to patients, visitors and staff.

Boosting walking, cycling and bus use

We aim for at least 54% of our patients and visitors to travel to us by bus, bicycle, walking or other sustainable forms of transport. The hub would become a location for shuttle buses to pick-up and drop-off people who wish to reach our hospitals. We are also in discussion with First West of England to explore how their bus services could take advantage of the new hub to improve public transport. 

We would provide 400 cycle spaces for staff, helping to free up some of the public cycle parking spaces that our staff currently use.

You can find the full gallery of images here. 


 map

This map shows the location of the proposed transport hub. The car parks that would close if the plans go ahead are circled in pink.

 

Ground plan image

 

Proposed ground floor layout of the transport hub