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.… Continue reading
During a period of closure due to the construction of the new Moxy hotel on Newfoundland Way, the public right of way between Wilson Street in St. Paul’s and Newfoundland Way became obstructed by stored materials from an adjacent business, overgrown vegetation and a steel fence (frame on the left of the image).… Continue reading
Request for updates
Ben Barker of BWA and Let’s Walk Bedminster is updating a survey of neighbourhood activities to improve walkability that was first circulated in November 2018. It is an attempt to identify neighbourhood-based projects that are being led by local community organisations rather than, say, the police or Bristol City Council. … Continue reading
From today (29 January 2022) the Highway Code has been changed to give greater recognition to pedestrians.
The revised code is based on the principle that those road users who can do the greatest harm have the greatest responsibility to reduce the danger or threat they may pose others.… Continue reading
BWA launched its new booklet 50 Ways to Better Walking, which lists fifty practical measures to improve the pedestrian environment, at Bristol City Council’s Full Council meeting at City Hall on Tuesday 9th November 2021.… Continue reading
The Department of Transport has been conducting a review of pavement parking regulations for years. They still have not yet published proposals, but at a recent Transport Select Committee meeting, a transport minister gave an interesting insight into the current thinking.… Continue reading
BWA ran several events during the Bristol Walk Fest in May. There were several guided walks in Bristol’s neighbourhoods, exploring the good and bad walking environments in each neighbourhood. This was followed by an event that brought together the findings.… Continue reading
Bedminster Friendly Shops Project is aimed at local businesses to encourage and help them become more accessible, both as individual premises and in terms of the walkability of streets that link them.… Continue reading
The House of Commons Select Committee has launched an inquiry into pavement parking and is calling for written evidence about: the impact of pavement parking; the enforcement of pavement parking offences; enforcement and, if necessary, reform of traffic regulation orders needed to deal with pavement parking.… Continue reading
In June 2018, BWA invited neighbourhood groups across Bristol to send in information of community efforts across Bristol tackling obstacles to walking, or making positive improvements, and whether any collaborations are working well, or not.… Continue reading