Bristol Transport Strategy response

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.

The BWA Response to the Bristol Transport Consultation 2018 (pdf, 195KB) gives our detailed feedback on the consultation document.… Continue reading

LCWIP – planning for a better Bristol walking infrastructure

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

Response to City Centre Framework consultation

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.

BWA commented in particular on the proposed movement framework, and suggested it should have the following goals:

  • more people walking into the centre from the surrounding areas;
  • easier to get from one part of the centre to another on foot;
  • differentiation between ‘travel’ routes and ‘leisure’ spaces;
  • guaranteed accessible routes (e.g.
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Local Plan review and Urban Living consultation

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

Sub-regional transport plan

The four local authorities of the West of England have published a draft Spatial Plan and a draft Transport Vision for the next 20 years. The BWA has commented on the draft Transport Vision.

We support much of the Vision, particularly the goal of ‘transport-focussed development’, with new housing in existing urban centres and settlements and transport corridors, and the proposed investment in transport infrastructure intended to reduce the proportion of commuter journeys undertaken by car from 60% to 46%.… Continue reading

Good Transport Plan

good-transport-planLaunched in January 2016, the Good Transport Plan [PDF] sets out a vision for the future of travel in Bristol. As part of Bristol Green Capital in 2015, Sustrans agreed to take the lead in developing the plan, with many organisations contributing and six months of public consultation. BWA members, Bristol Civic Society, Bristol Ramblers and Living Streets are all amongst a long list of supporting organisations on the back of the document. Continue reading “Good Transport Plan”

Sub-regional planning

sub-regional-planBristol Walking Alliance (BWA) has commented on the Issues and Options consultation for the West of England sub-region’s Joint Spatial Plan and Joint Transport Study, which set out possible ways forward for the period to 2036 in the context of a projected housing need of 88,000 homes. This is a summary of our comments. Continue reading “Sub-regional planning”