South Gloucestershire Council, in partnership with Bristol City Council, have launched a joint survey to learn more about people’s travel habits and parking needs in the area around the arena.
They say: 'The development of the new YTL Arena Bristol, alongside the re-development of the former Filton airfield, will really put our area on the map, creating new jobs and bringing forward building of much needed new homes on this brownfield site.
This is an exciting new development for the area, but as with any facility of this scale, there will be an impact on transport and potentially on parking in areas around the arena. With the arena expected to open its doors in a few years’ time, we have started planning for what impact this will have and how this might be managed, so everyone can enjoy this new facility.
We therefore want to understand from you how and when you currently travel in the area and what parking requirements you have.
As part of their planning permissions for the new arena and wider airfield development, the developers committed to helping to mitigate the impact of increased traffic movements in the area. This included:
Providing an on-site car park
Funding for improved public transport
A park and ride and a shuttle bus service
Funding for improved walking and cycling routes
Funding for consultation and implementation of arena parking management measures.'
For more information, and to have your say, visit: https://consultations.southglos.gov.uk/Arena_EDP/consultationHome