Response to Department for Transport consultation
Pavement parking is a widespread problem that is known to put pedestrians at risk, especially more vulnerable pedestrians including the very young, the elderly and those with visual, mobility or cognitive impairments.… Continue reading
Bristol City Council has two schemes to influence driver behaviour to help reduce air pollution – Idling action and School Streets. The pilot Idling Action project ran from January to March 2020 and the first two School Streets schemes started from February 2020 – see earlier article. … Continue reading
Bristol City Council is reviewing the settings of the system-controlled signalised crossings across Bristol. The review started in early 2019, and continues into 2020/1. The review has seen reductions in pedestrian waiting times at some crossings of 30% to 40%.… Continue reading
Bristol Walking Alliance has written to the candidates in the Bristol Mayor election in May, encouraging them to include walking-friendly policies in their manifestos.
One of our two main concerns is with the implementation of the ten action points on walking set out on page 51 of the Bristol Transport Strategy, which the City Council adopted in July 2019.… Continue reading
Bristol City Council has embarked on two schemes to influence driver behaviour to help reduce air pollution – Idling action and School Streets. A Bristol Walking Alliance meeting on 6th January was given a briefing on the two schemes, and had the opportunity to ask questions and suggest improvements.… Continue reading
A Bristol City Council consultation on the future of travel in the city, the Bristol Transport Strategy Consultation 2018, sets out some aspirations for the next 18 years, proposing 15 ‘outcomes’ which, however, do not yet have funding.… Continue reading
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
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.… Continue reading
Bristol Council has been consulting on proposed changes to the Local Plan policies. This is a scheduled review to reflect changes over the last 5 years. A particular theme is “Urban Living”, which is a policy that prioritises housing growth in certain city areas, with denser development, primarily on brownfield sites.… Continue reading
BWA has commented on the Joint Spatial Plan.
The Joint Spatial Plan for the West of England sub-region sets out plans to 2036 for housing growth and new employment locations, and also the infrastructure that will be required to support it.… Continue reading