Plans to improve safety on dangerous road in Staple Hill


South Gloucestershire Council is consulting people on its plans to improve safety on Acacia Road in Staple Hill where there have been a series of serious accidents.

Between January 2014 and May 2019 six collisions resulting in injury were reported to the police. Four of them involved “vulnerable” road users – three pedestrians and one cyclist – which resulted in three serious casualties. The council says this is a high severity ratio.

A 20mph speed limit is proposed on Acacia Road between the junction with Staple Hill High Street and the Bristol/South Gloucestershire boundary, 35 metres north of Marshfield Road. One speed table and five sets of speed cushions are proposed within the proposed 20mph speed limit.

Local councillor Ian Boulton is encouraging people to take part in the consultation which opens on Monday. He said: “The reports of collisions and incidents of speeding vehicles on Acacia Road have been a longstanding, and often raised, concern for many local neighbours.

“At long last the council is consulting on a proposed speed reduction scheme.” 

The online questionnaire is on the council’s website at

The closing date for comments is 14th December.

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