Confusingly, there are two organisations called ‘Western Gateway’. One is a government-mandated Sub-national Transport Body (STB) covering Gloucestershire, Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire and Dorset. The other is a partnership between councils and governments spanning South Wales and Western England.… Continue reading
Parks and green spaces are important for walking. They offer spaces to wander at will, attractive walking routes, and destinations for walkers to enjoy other recreational activities and to connect with nature.… Continue reading
The e-scooter trial that has been underway for over two years is due to be extended for a minimum further two years. The West of England Combined Authority is currently asking for operators to bid to run the new micro-mobility scheme, which is to include e-bikes and e-cargo bikes as well as e-scooters, from June 2023.… Continue reading
BWA has submitted a statement to the Bristol City Council meeting due to set the council budget for 2023/24.
We are concerned by proposals to: cut discretionary transport expenditure; transfer transport staff to the West of England Combined Authority (WECA); and disband the City Design Group.… Continue reading
BWA is concerned that the failure to provide adequate public toilets in Bristol severely undermines the walking environment in the city.
The lack of suitable toilet facilities has serious consequences for the physical and mental health of individuals concerned and an impact on the city as a whole.… Continue reading
We were asked recently to list BWA’s top 10 sites for improvement. That is sites in Bristol where the pedestrian experience is poor (is not welcoming, safe, convenient and inclusive) and where changes to the infrastructure could improve things.… Continue reading
Bristol City Council have started to produce a plan to guide the long-term regeneration of central Bristol. The City Centre Development and Delivery Plan looks ahead as far as 2050.
BWA has responded to a call for initial views on what should be included in the plan.… Continue reading
BWA launched its new booklet 50 Ways to Better Walking, which lists fifty practical measures to improve the pedestrian environment, at Bristol City Council’s Full Council meeting at City Hall on Tuesday 9th November 2021.… Continue reading
A trial of the use of e-scooters has been taking place in the WECA region, including Bristol, since October 2020. The trial is likely to be extended until at least March 2022.… Continue reading
Bristol Mayor and Bristol City Councillors
BWA has chosen five key goals that we are asking 2021 election candidates for Bristol Mayor and Bristol City Council to include in their manifestos.… Continue reading