Transport Board

By 2050 everyone will be well-connected with digital services and transport that is efficient, sustainable and inclusive; supporting vibrant local neighbourhoods and a thriving city centre.

Our vision. By 2050 we will have stronger rail links to other cities, a mass transit system within the city, improved traffic management systems, city-wide ultra-fast broadband, automated vehicles, low-emission technologies and more will all have played a part in removing the obstacles and barriers to people connecting, whilst making connectivity as clean and green a process as possible.

The Transport Board was formed on the recommendation of the Congestion Task Group, and held its first meeting on 21 January 2019.


The Co-Chairs of the Transport Board are Cabinet Member for Transport, Councillor Don Alexander, and Transport Focus, Melanie Watson.

Transport Board members* are currently:

  • Bristol City Youth Council (BCYC), Mya Parker
  • Bristol Community Transport, Belinda Nicholls
  • Bristol Cycling Campaign, Toby Wells
  • Bristol Older People’s Forum (BOPF), Christina Stokes
  • Bristol Walking Alliance, Susan Carter
  • Bristol’s Disability Equality Commission, Gordon Richardson
  • Bristol’s Women’s Commission, Katy Taylor
  • Bus Users/Equalities, David Redgewell
  • Enterprise Holdings, Randall Rickabaugh
  • First West of England, Rob Pymm
  • Great Western Railway, Mark Hopwood
  • Hartcliffe and Withywood Community Partnership, Carrie Chamberlin
  • Highways England, Sean Walsh
  • Network Rail, Daniel Round
  • Priority Express, Neil Havill
  • Strategic Transport – Bristol City Council, Adam Crowther
  • Sustrans, Zoe Banks Gross
  • Unite the Union, Shevaun Hunt
  • University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW), Stewart Cundy

*Members were elected in March 2022