Commenting on Public Realm proposals

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. We are increasingly getting involved in early consultations, sometimes even before proposals are made public.… Continue reading

Quakers Friars proposals

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. The proposals including decorated pavements, coloured lighting, wooden seating on perimeter walls, planting of small trees and raised planters.… Continue reading

Local Plan Review: second consultation

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. The proposed policies are not a sufficient substitute for overall pedestrian priority as in policy BCS10 of previous plan.
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Muller Road Proposals

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

Joint Local Transport Plan

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

Temple Bridge Pontoon

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