Budget cuts to transport and design

BWA has submitted a statement to the Bristol City Council meeting due to set the council budget for 2023/24.

We are concerned by proposals to: cut discretionary transport expenditure; transfer transport staff to the West of England Combined Authority (WECA); and disband the City Design Group.

No details of the likely impact have been given, but the proposals seem certain to have an adverse impact on walking. All expenditure on walking is discretionary. We owe recent improvements in Bristol’s walking environment in large part to transport and city design officers.

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