St Michael’s Hill has been a major artery into Bristol since at least the 14th century, when it was mapped as ‘the road from Bristol to Hembury’ passing by the Norman church of St Michael on the Mount Without (i.e.,… Continue reading
In common with many local authorities, Bristol City Council prides itself on working to encourage its citizens to improve their well-being by getting out for regular walks.
Despite this, their proposals to save £4.7 million over the next three years includes one to reduce the budget for public toilets.… Continue reading
BWA has objected to proposals for ten phone kiosks to be erected on pavements in Bristol City Centre, both for their siting and their appearance. It seems this is happening in several places.… Continue reading
BWA has decided to start a campaign on the problem of pavement parking. This article describes our initial thinking.
Feedback from the public BWA event on 15 October 2016, has indicated that a key priority for people is the growing problem of pavement parking.… Continue reading
See this interesting article “50 Reasons Why Everyone Should Want More Walkable Streets”. From 1: It helps people live longer, to 50: It supports cultural heritage. This is part of a report by Arup called “Cities Alive: Towards a walking world”.… Continue reading
Carol Freeman responds to BWA’s invitation to suggest examples of poor walking infrastructure. BWA will collect other examples and will then choose its top few examples for campaigning.
Queen’s Rd/Old Habitat location
Hundreds, possibly thousands, of students and others walk down through the back roads of Clifton and try to cross Queen’s Rd opposite the old Habitat every day.… Continue reading
It’s fine to say that somebody else ought to make Bristol more walkable and it’s true that BCC, the police and other agencies have an important role, but it’s also you and your neighbours that park cars poorly, leave obstacles on pavements and, on the good side, present attractive and flowery front gardens that make walking parts of our city a great pleasure.… Continue reading