A Bristol City Council consultation on the future of travel in the city, the Bristol Transport Strategy Consultation 2018, sets out some aspirations for the next 18 years, proposing 15 ‘outcomes’ which, however, do not yet have funding.
The BWA Response to the Bristol Transport Consultation 2018 (pdf, 195KB) gives our detailed feedback on the consultation document. We are pleased to see that walking is getting better recognition as a travel mode in its own right and not just an afterthought to other modes. However, the document is short on illustrations of how the strategy might be put into practice. Compared to proposals for walking and cycling coming from other urban areas such as London and Manchester, or experience from European cities such as Copenhagen and Oslo, it lacks concrete ambition.