Temple Street is part of a key pedestrian route linking Temple Meads to Finzel’s Reach. In the City Centre Framework consultation in March 2018 it was shown as a pedestrian priority area. However, as part of redevopment of the old Avon Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, the road is proposed to remain as a vehicle/cycle route.… Continue reading
Plans have been re-submitted for a pontoon walkway along the Floating Harbour connecting one side of Temple Meads station to the other under the railway bridge. Permission for this development, first proposed in 2015 before BWA was formed, had lapsed after 3 years, so a new application was necessary.… Continue reading
Bristol City Council has been consulting on proposals for transport improvements to Muller Road, motivated by the introduction of bus lanes on this congested route.
BWA has contributed its comments on the aspects of the proposals that affect pedestrians. Overall we welcome the upgrading of bus stops, new lights-controlled pedestrian crossings and new raised tables (speed limiters) to make it easier to cross some of the side roads.… Continue reading
The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and North Somerset Council are preparing Joint Local Transport Plan 4 (JLTP4). JLTP4 will set out a vision for travel and transport within the West of England to 2036, taking into account policies in the Joint Spatial Plan (yet to be approved) for how 105,500 new homes and 82,500 new jobs will be delivered.… Continue reading
As part of the redevelopment of the site of the former Temple Way House that is currently happening, it is proposed to build a pontoon walkway on the north side of the Floating Harbour under Temple Bridge.
BWA has objected to planning application 19/00664/F to point out that the design of the proposed pontoon is inadequate to be a City
Centre walking route, as identified in the Bristol City Centre Public Realm and Movement Framework.… Continue reading
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