Since 2nd August 2020, through-traffic on Bristol Bridge and Baldwin Street has been restricted with access only for cycles, buses, taxis, and motorcycles. This has been done under an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO), which can last up to 18 months, but with an evaluation after the first six months.… Continue reading
BWA has responded to a West of England Combined Authority (WECA) consultation on a Spatial Development Strategy (SDS), which considers the region’s strategic housing, planning and infrastructure needs. The SDS follows a Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) that was rejected by Examiners in 2019.… Continue reading
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.
Response to Department for Transport consultation
Pavement parking is a widespread problem that is known to put pedestrians at risk, especially more vulnerable pedestrians including the very young, the elderly and those with visual, mobility or cognitive impairments.… Continue reading
WECA has announced that the e-scooter trial in Bristol and Bath will start later this month (October 2020). It will be permitted to use e-scooters hired as part of the trial wherever bicycles can go.… Continue reading
Bristol Walking Alliance has been asked by the Bristol City Council City Centre Development Team to engage with a Bristol City Centre Retail & Leisure Study which has initially commissioned a survey of landowners, businesses, residents and other stakeholders.… Continue reading
BWA and Bristol Cycling Campaign have submitted a joint public statement to a City Council planning committee meeting that is considering a new housing development along Airport Road in South Bristol.… Continue reading
A planning application (20/01150/F) for redevelopment around the old Soapworks / Gardiner Haskins building proposes a new pedestrian route through the site from Old Bread Street to New Thomas Street. However, the new tall surrounding buildings may make it a windy sunless canyon.… Continue reading
BWA has submitted comments as part of the opportunity to engage with the ‘East Street vision’ commissioned by Bedminster Business Improvement District. The street in its current format has some considerable merits for people on foot and using mobility aids such as mobility scooters.… Continue reading