Idling action and School Streets – May 2020 update

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 articleContinue reading

BWA asks of mayoral candidates May 2020

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

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)… Continue reading

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