University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), which includes Bristol Royal Infirmary, has proposed pulling down the flats on Eugene Street to build a car park. In their planning application (18/04977/P) they propose to substantially increase the amount of car parking on the UHB site.… Continue reading
Bristol City Council is planning for significant housing developments at Lockleaze and Hengrove. BWA is keen to see that sustainable travel, including provision for walking and public transport, is designed in to such developments from the start.
We have responded to the outline planning application for Hengrove Park (18/03537/PB) with a set of principles including:
- Local shopping and food are available within a 10 minute walk.
Bristol and the other local authorities in WECA (West of England Combined Authority) are developing a Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP). This is a government-supported initiative as part of the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (pdf, 2.1MB) proposed in 2017.… Continue reading
It is important that the safety of routes to schools is improved. It is also important to prevent pavement parking in the vicinity of schools.… Continue reading
BWA is joining Adblock Bristol in objecting to the latest planning applications for advertising signs in the city centre.
UPDATE: On 11th July, the BCC Development Control Committee refused permission for both huge advertising panels, with BWA having submitted a statement objecting to them as a potential safety hazard to pedestrians.… Continue reading
BWA has submitted its response to the Bristol City Centre Framework consultation. This sets out the Council’s proposed development goals for an area that includes Lewins Mead, the Old City, Broadmead, Castle Park, and Temple Street.
BWA commented in particular on the proposed movement framework, and suggested it should have the following goals:
- more people walking into the centre from the surrounding areas;
- easier to get from one part of the centre to another on foot;
- differentiation between ‘travel’ routes and ‘leisure’ spaces;
- guaranteed accessible routes (e.g.
BWA has objected to plans for 25 InLink advertising monoliths that are proposed to be sited around the city centre and local shopping areas.
Planning applications are pending for what are described as street phone replacements, but in fact are two-sided panels with large illuminated advertising signs on both sides.… Continue reading
Bristol City Council has asked for preliminary comments on plans for improving the crossing on Coronation Road near Dean Lane.
This is a well used route for both pedestrians and cyclists going over Gaol Ferry Bridge between the city centre and south Bristol.… Continue reading
There have been several planning applications made for developments in Bristol City centre recently that have an impact on the walking environment. BWA continues to monitor such applications, and has recently responded to the following.
Temple Quay / Avon Street
The proposed new residential block, with commercial units on the ground floor, would occupy the block bounded by Avon Street, Providence Place, Old Bread Street and New Kingsley Road.… Continue reading
BWA has submitted comments on draft plans for Nelson Street. The plans, funded by the Cycling Ambition Fund programme, include a segregated contraflow cycle lane. The plans aim to be pedestrian-friendly, but the space available is heavily constrained by the requirement that buses should be able to go past each other at bus stops.… Continue reading