It is now two years since we published our document 50 Ways to Better Walking, and progress is still slow.
In our 50 Ways to Better Walking Progress Report 2023 we look again at progress under each of the ten walking-related actions outlined in the Bristol Transport Strategy 2019.… Continue reading
Confusingly, there are two organisations called ‘Western Gateway’. One is a government-mandated Sub-national Transport Body (STB) covering Gloucestershire, Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire and Dorset. The other is a partnership between councils and governments spanning South Wales and Western England.… Continue reading
Parks and green spaces are important for walking. They offer spaces to wander at will, attractive walking routes, and destinations for walkers to enjoy other recreational activities and to connect with nature.… Continue reading
BWA has commented on proposed pedestrian improvements at Langton Court Road in the St Anne’s area of Bristol.
BWA has commented on proposed pedestrian improvements at Langton Court Road in the St Anne’s area of Bristol. The improvements are near St Anne’s Infants’ School and include the road bridge over the main Bristol to London railway line.… Continue reading
The e-scooter trial that has been underway for over two years is due to be extended for a minimum further two years. The West of England Combined Authority is currently asking for operators to bid to run the new micro-mobility scheme, which is to include e-bikes and e-cargo bikes as well as e-scooters, from June 2023.… Continue reading
At its meeting this week, the Council’s Growth and Regeneration Scrutiny Commission has an agenda item on cycling and walking infrastructure. BWA is taking the opportunity to give its assessment of provision for walking in Bristol, and Bristol City Council’s plans.… Continue reading
We were asked recently to list BWA’s top 10 sites for improvement. That is sites in Bristol where the pedestrian experience is poor (is not welcoming, safe, convenient and inclusive) and where changes to the infrastructure could improve things.… Continue reading
BWA fully supports the proposals that Bristol City Council acquires powers to enforce moving traffic offences. This will allow the council to impose fines on motorists who make prohibited turns, pass no entry signs or go the wrong way on one-way streets.… Continue reading
A year on from first publication of our document 50 Ways to Better Walking in October 2021, we have taken a look at what has changed since.
The 50 Ways Progress Report 2022 looks at each of the ten headings and each of the 50 items within them and gives a grade according to what we see as a combination of progress towards an ‘ideal’ position and achievements in the past year.… Continue reading
When we refer to ‘walking’ or ‘pedestrian’ we mean to include those who use mobility aids, such as wheelchairs or mobility scooters, or who may be pushing children in buggies or otherwise moving at walking pace on a pavement or path in the public realm.… Continue reading