Following the COVID outbreak in the spring of 2020, the government gave money to councils across the country for rapid street changes to give protected space for walking and cycling. The Emergency Active Travel Fund changes have come through in two phases, with ‘Tranche 1’ and ‘Tranche 2’ funding.… Continue reading
BWA submitted a response to the government’s consultation on the Highway Code, which closed in October 2020.
The government’s proposed changes introduce a hierarchy of road users which:
- ensures that those road users who can do the greatest harm have the greatest responsibility to reduce the danger or threat they may pose to others,
- introduces a responsibility for drivers and riders to give way to pedestrians waiting to cross a side road or junction, or waiting to cross at a zebra crossing.
Bristol City Council has two schemes to influence driver behaviour to help reduce air pollution – Idling action and School Streets. The pilot Idling Action project ran from January to March 2020 and the first two School Streets schemes started from February 2020 – see earlier article. … Continue reading
After many years of waiting, there now seems to be some momentum towards specific plans for Temple Meads station. A masterplan study is due for completion by summer 2020. These proposals are the first phase of plans for the wider area of Temple Quarter and St Philips Marsh.… Continue reading
BWA has submitted comments on transport and public realm improvements proposed by Bristol City Council around Bedminster Green, an area where a huge amount of new building is at various stages of development.… Continue reading
Bristol City Council is reviewing the settings of the system-controlled signalised crossings across Bristol. The review started in early 2019, and continues into 2020/1. The review has seen reductions in pedestrian waiting times at some crossings of 30% to 40%.… Continue reading
The City Council has recently consulted on the idea of pedestrianising the Old City of Bristol. We wholeheartedly support this proposal which has the potential to encourage a much better use of this valuable historic area and complement the appeal of St.… Continue reading
A draft Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) document went to public consultation in February/March 2020. It consists of 27 walking schemes and 24 cycling schemes across the West of England sub-region, each with a list of proposed street interventions.… Continue reading
Bristol Walking Alliance has written to the candidates in the Bristol Mayor election in May, encouraging them to include walking-friendly policies in their manifestos.
One of our two main concerns is with the implementation of the ten action points on walking set out on page 51 of the Bristol Transport Strategy, which the City Council adopted in July 2019.… Continue reading
BWA has commented on Sustrans proposals for changes to the Bristol Bath Railway Path. The proposals are place-making and speed-calming interventions at six points along the path between the city centre end of the path and Clay Bottom.… Continue reading