It is now two years since we published our document 50 Ways to Better Walking, and progress is still slow.
In our 50 Ways to Better Walking Progress Report 2023 we look again at progress under each of the ten walking-related actions outlined in the Bristol Transport Strategy 2019.… Continue reading
A meeting to be held at the Watershed on Tuesday 21st November at 6.45pm, sponsored by Bristol Health Partners in association with BWA, will consider the question “Is it Safe to Walk?”.… Continue reading
A consultation on improvements to the A4 Portway is just finishing. It proposes 24-hour inbound and outbound bus lanes rather than the segregated walking and cycling route that had been suggested in the early enagagement.… Continue reading
The consortium that is developing Temple Island, next to Temple Meads Station, is undertaking a second round of community engagement prior to detailing their plans. Eventually, the plot is expected to accomodate homes, offices, retail space and a hotel and conference centre.… Continue reading
An early engagement consultation has taken place on the southern section of Concorde Way, which provides an active travel commuter route from Bristol city centre to the northern fringe, mainly off-road.… Continue reading
Bristol City Council is setting out a vision and strategy for regenerating the city centre. The Bristol City Centre Development and Delivery Plan (CCDDP) sets out a vision that focuses on opening up the City Centre for a wider range of activities, including leisure and residential as well as retail.… Continue reading
The West of England Combined Authority have asked for comments on a preliminary set of proposals for the A4 Bath to Bristol bus corridor. They are aimed at improving bus reliability along the route as well as providing better facilities for walking, wheeling and cycling.… Continue reading
Confusingly, there are two organisations called ‘Western Gateway’. One is a government-mandated Sub-national Transport Body (STB) covering Gloucestershire, Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire and Dorset. The other is a partnership between councils and governments spanning South Wales and Western England.… Continue reading
Bristol City Council is proposing to re-open the lower end of University Road to motor traffic, having only last year made permanent the temporary closure introduced during the Covid pandemic, based on the benefits of uninterrupted pedestrian priority at this location.… Continue reading
A new signal-controlled pedestrian crossing is being proposed as part of junction refurbishments where Avon Street joins Temple Way.
BWA welcomes this as it will provide a crossing in a stretch of Temple Way that otherwise acts as a barrier to pedestrians and also will be on a walking route between Temple Meads Station and Castle Park / Old City.… Continue reading