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Bus Rapid Transit Network
North Fringe to Hengrove
The North Fringe to Hengrove Package is part of the West of England rapid transit network which is earmarked for funding by the Department for Transport. This will be a higher quality travel experience; reliable, easy to use and understand, with modern vehicles and, in places have its own right of way.
The rapid transit will have clear information, fast boarding and ‘smartcard’ ticketing, linking with wider bus and rail services, creating a new way of travelling and be a catalyst for transforming public transport travel across the West of England area.
Fully accessible high quality vehicles will be introduced, including new stops and shelters with real time information.
This development will have an impact on footpaths on our patch.
Your opportunity to comment on proposals on line at
24 May 13 Plans submitted for the Stoke Gifford By-pass. It is part of the £102m North Fringe to Hengrove bus "rapid transit" scheme which aims to improve public transport.
Site: 15.85 hectares of land between Parkway North roundabout and the A4174 Avon Ring Road to the North West of UWE.
Description: Construction of a new road link, incorporating a single carriageway, footways and cycle ways. Construction of a bridge over the South Wales - London rail line and construction of a new bridge over the Ham Brook.
Application No: PT13/1529/R3F
Documents can be viewed online at www.southglos.gov.uk/planning and enter the application no above.
It’s an alarming thought that footpaths and bridleways in England and Wales created before 1949 which are not recorded by 1 January 2026 will be lost forever.
The deadline for ensuring that public rights of way are recorded on official “definitive” maps – comes as the result of legislation within the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000, which also granted a right of access to over a million hectares of open country in England and Wales.
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Natural England has invited walkers and other rural users to share their views on the future of National Trails after revealing new proposals about how they could be managed, funded and maintained. See Ramblers response:
Respect, protect and enjoy the countryside with the
The Countryside Code, which applies to England and Wales, has been updated for 2012 to encourage walkers and rural visitors to "respect, protect and enjoy" the countryside and advise land managers how they can help.
Rights of Way consultation, Ramblers response
Ramblers’ successes on the map
At Ramblers’ we’re always looking for ways to highlight the hard work done by our volunteers across the country and now, thanks to our new interactive map of successes it’s even easier to see their efforts.