The Bristol Walking Alliance is a consortium of organisations and individuals campaigning to improve Bristol’s walking environment. We want to create an environment for pedestrians that is welcoming, safe, convenient and inclusive.
We use ‘walking’ and ‘pedestrian’ to include all people moving at walking speed, including those who use wheelchairs, mobility scooters or other aids to movement.
Our motivation, goal and areas of focus are set out in more detail under What we want.
Campaigning on pedestrian-specific issues:
- Pavement parking: removing obstructions, especially vehicles, that block the footway.
- Continuous footways: giving pedestrians priority and a level surface across side road junctions.
- Pedestrian crossings: making it easy for everyone to cross the road.
- Street enforcement: backing up community action on obstructions with council enforcement.
Campaigning on wider issues that affect walking:
- Liveable neighbourhoods: area-based schemes to reduce through traffic and improve the street environment.
- Air quality: reducing emissions that affect our health.
Engaging with decision-making on the walking environment:
- Policy: advocating for walking at local, regional and national levels of government.
- Funding: lobbying for budgets to be allocated to improve the walking environment.
- Consultation: commenting on city-wide and regional travel and placemaking proposals.
- Planning: commenting on planning applications and road scheme proposals that affect the walking infrastructure.
We encourage you to get involved. We hold regular meetings for members of the Alliance, organise public events, and supporters can ask to receive a newsletter that provides updates on campaigns and events.