Bear Flat is on a radial commuter route from the south into the city, leading to heavy peak time traffic and associated commuter parking. It also has significant traffic flows associated with school runs to Beechen Cliff School. The BFA therefore takes a close interest in the traffic situation and has run a Transport Group for monitoring and Council liaison for a number of years. The current Transport Group convenor is Jerry Trenchard.  You can contact him at at 

Parking – including the latest on the RPZ and other parking issues

Air Quality – including the latest on the Clean Air Zone and other information of air quality on Bear Flat

Bus Timetables – all bus routes through Bear Flat

Weather disruption to buses in B&NES

Friday 1 February 2019 – summary at 0700

  • Services not running: 1, 6, 6A, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 19, 19A, 20, P&R 31, 83, 172, 173, 174, 376, 441, 443, 636, 640, 700, 701, 716, 734, 754, 768, 779, D1, D2, D3, U1, U1X, U2 
  • Reduced service on 2, 3, 3A, 4 with some parts of routes not covered
  • Other services subject to disruption


Pedestrians and Cycling


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