BWA ran several events during the Bristol Walk Fest in May. There were several guided walks in Bristol’s neighbourhoods, exploring the good and bad walking environments in each neighbourhood. This was followed by an event that brought together the findings. The presentations from the event are available to download below, as are the walkability reports from each walk.… Continue reading
Bristol Council has been consulting on proposed changes to the Local Plan policies. BWA has responded to the second round of consultation.
The main points in our response are:
- the loss of priority for pedestrians. The proposed policies are not a sufficient substitute for overall pedestrian priority as in policy BCS10 of previous plan.
Bedminster Friendly Shops Project is aimed at local businesses to encourage and help them become more accessible, both as individual premises and in terms of the walkability of streets that link them.
The campaign so far has included a number of initiatives:
- promotion of the project via local media and direct to businesses;
- street issues: reporting issues, encouraging action by the BCC Enforcement Team, delivering letters on residential sheets, talking to shops on North Street about A-boards;
- identifying a network of ‘key routes’;
- an offer to help design access ramps to shops;
- creating a group to offer advice on accessibility issues from different perspectives;
- initiatives to improve the street scene, eg seating, planting, art;
- toilets: contacting businesses to encourage them to join the community toilets scheme in time for updating the local Toilet Map.
Within the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone, significant development is expected in the St Philip’s Marsh area over the coming years. One early proposal is to redevelop the area between Silverthorne Lane and the Feeder Canal being put forward by Feeder Estates LLP, a partnership managed by Square Bay.… Continue reading
It’s an extra special Walk to School Week for Living Streets this year as we celebrate our 90th anniversary. Strider (our orange foot mascot) will be walking his way across the city and taking part in lots of exciting activities.
Bristol will be celebrating with five street parties across the week.… Continue reading
Temple Street is part of a key pedestrian route linking Temple Meads to Finzel’s Reach. In the City Centre Framework consultation in March 2018 it was shown as a pedestrian priority area. However, as part of redevopment of the old Avon Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, the road is proposed to remain as a vehicle/cycle route.… Continue reading
The House of Commons Select Committee has launched an inquiry into pavement parking and is calling for written evidence about: the impact of pavement parking; the enforcement of pavement parking offences; enforcement and, if necessary, reform of traffic regulation orders needed to deal with pavement parking.… Continue reading
Plans have been re-submitted for a pontoon walkway along the Floating Harbour connecting one side of Temple Meads station to the other under the railway bridge. Permission for this development, first proposed in 2015 before BWA was formed, had lapsed after 3 years, so a new application was necessary.… Continue reading
Bristol City Council has been consulting on proposals for transport improvements to Muller Road, motivated by the introduction of bus lanes on this congested route.
BWA has contributed its comments on the aspects of the proposals that affect pedestrians. Overall we welcome the upgrading of bus stops, new lights-controlled pedestrian crossings and new raised tables (speed limiters) to make it easier to cross some of the side roads.… Continue reading
The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and North Somerset Council are preparing Joint Local Transport Plan 4 (JLTP4). JLTP4 will set out a vision for travel and transport within the West of England to 2036, taking into account policies in the Joint Spatial Plan (yet to be approved) for how 105,500 new homes and 82,500 new jobs will be delivered.… Continue reading