A pending planning application (20/01655/F) proposes to build new housing between Ashton Avenue Bridge and Clanage Road. This would force a diversion of ‘Festival Way’, the main pedestrian route between the Floating Harbour and Ashton Court.… 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
BWA has submitted comments on transport and public realm improvements proposed by Bristol City Council around Bedminster Green, an area where a huge amount of new building is at various stages of development.… Continue reading
The City Council has recently consulted on the idea of pedestrianising the Old City of Bristol. We wholeheartedly support this proposal which has the potential to encourage a much better use of this valuable historic area and complement the appeal of St.… Continue reading
The University of Bristol has submitted a detailed planning application (19/05746/M) for its new campus beside Temple Meads Station. The design of the public realm near the junction with Cattle Market Road has gone though several iterations, but the latest proposals are an improvement in terms of giving clear and relatively direct routes for both pedestrians and cyclists passing the campus as well as those terminating or originating there.… Continue reading
Whenever proposals are put forward for changes to the public realm (a planning term for all outdoor areas where the public is allowed access) Bristol Walking Alliance is keen to comment from the perspective of the pedestrian.… Continue reading
A planning proposal (19/04061/F) has been put forward to improve the public realm around Quakers Friars, in Bristol city centre, in order to attract more people to this retail and restaurant area.… Continue reading
Bristol Council has been consulting on proposed changes to the Local Plan policies. BWA has responded to the second round of consultation.
The main points in our response are:
- the loss of priority for pedestrians.