Since 2nd August 2020, through-traffic on Bristol Bridge and Baldwin Street has been restricted with access only for cycles, buses, taxis, and motorcycles. This has been done under an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO), which can last up to 18 months, but with an evaluation after the first six months.… 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
A planning application (20/05531/F) has been made for changes to the building and surroundings at One Temple Way. This includes provision of a more direct pedestrian connection along the line of David Street, more active frontages on the ground floor, and space to allow the opening up of the entrance to the Temple Way underpass.… Continue reading
Bristol City Council has been awarded Active Travel Funding to improve some high streets and neighbourhood roads. The aim is to improve walking and cycling journeys, to improve air quality, and to give pedestrians, cyclists, businesses and residents more space.… Continue reading
BWA has responded to a West of England Combined Authority (WECA) consultation on a Spatial Development Strategy (SDS), which considers the region’s strategic housing, planning and infrastructure needs. The SDS follows a Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) that was rejected by Examiners in 2019.… Continue reading
A planning application (20/04474/F) has been made for a visitor attraction called the Arc. It would consist of an observation pod that would rise on twin arms and rotate to give a panoramic view over the city.… Continue reading
Following the COVID outbreak in the spring of 2020, the government gave money to councils across the country for rapid street changes to give protected space for walking and cycling. The Emergency Active Travel Fund changes have come through in two phases, with ‘Tranche 1’ and ‘Tranche 2’ funding.… Continue reading
BWA submitted a response to the government’s consultation on the Highway Code, which closed in October 2020.
The government’s proposed changes introduce a hierarchy of road users which:
- ensures that those road users who can do the greatest harm have the greatest responsibility to reduce the danger or threat they may pose to others,
- introduces a responsibility for drivers and riders to give way to pedestrians waiting to cross a side road or junction, or waiting to cross at a zebra crossing.
The Broad Plain area of Bristol is continuing to attract a lot of ongoing development. A public consultation by the Council on a public realm strategy has set out ideas for improving walking and cycling through the area as well as suggesting how it could be made greener and less traffic dominated.… Continue reading
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