Temple Quarter Campus

The University of Bristol has submitted a detailed planning application (19/05746/M) for its new campus beside Temple Meads Station. The design of the public realm near the junction with Cattle Market Road has gone though several iterations, but the latest proposals are an improvement in terms of giving clear and relatively direct routes for both pedestrians and cyclists passing the campus as well as those terminating or originating there.… Continue reading

Commenting on Public Realm proposals

Whenever proposals are put forward for changes to the public realm (a planning term for all outdoor areas where the public is allowed access) Bristol Walking Alliance is keen to comment from the perspective of the pedestrian. We are increasingly getting involved in early consultations, sometimes even before proposals are made public.… Continue reading

Quakers Friars proposals

A planning proposal (19/04061/F) has been put forward to improve the public realm around Quakers Friars, in Bristol city centre, in order to attract more people to this retail and restaurant area. The proposals including decorated pavements, coloured lighting, wooden seating on perimeter walls, planting of small trees and raised planters.… Continue reading

Muller Road Proposals

Bristol City Council has been consulting on proposals for transport improvements to Muller Road, motivated by the introduction of bus lanes on this congested route.

BWA has contributed its comments on the aspects of the proposals that affect pedestrians. Overall we welcome the upgrading of bus stops, new lights-controlled pedestrian crossings and new raised tables (speed limiters) to make it easier to cross some of the side roads.… Continue reading

Temple Bridge Pontoon

As part of the redevelopment of the site of the former Temple Way House that is currently happening, it is proposed to build a pontoon walkway on the north side of the Floating Harbour under Temple Bridge.

BWA has objected to planning application 19/00664/F to point out that the design of the proposed pontoon is inadequate to be a City
Centre walking route, as identified in the Bristol City Centre Public Realm and Movement Framework.… Continue reading