Bristol Walking Alliance is seeking a voluntary communications executive.
Walking is the most accessible and egalitarian form of transport there is – but it’s often ignored. Bristol Walking Alliance believes that walking can change the world, and we are working to make sure it’s no longer the forgotten form of transport.… Continue reading
A draft Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) document went to public consultation in February/March 2020. It consists of 27 walking schemes and 24 cycling schemes across the West of England sub-region, each with a list of proposed street interventions.… Continue reading
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
The University of Bristol has submitted a detailed planning application (19/05746/M) for its new campus beside Temple Meads Station. The design of the public realm near the junction with Cattle Market Road has gone though several iterations, but the latest proposals are an improvement in terms of giving clear and relatively direct routes for both pedestrians and cyclists passing the campus as well as those terminating or originating there.… Continue reading
BWA has commented on Sustrans proposals for changes to the Bristol Bath Railway Path. The proposals are place-making and speed-calming interventions at six points along the path between the city centre end of the path and Clay Bottom.
The Railway Path has become a victim of its own success.… Continue reading
Bristol City Council has embarked on two schemes to influence driver behaviour to help reduce air pollution – Idling action and School Streets. A Bristol Walking Alliance meeting on 6th January was given a briefing on the two schemes, and had the opportunity to ask questions and suggest improvements.… Continue reading
In 2015, the Downs Committee asked the City Design Group of Bristol City Council to produce a Place and Movement Framework for the Clifton and Durdham Downs. This proposed a number of scenarios for improving walking cycling and key recreational facilities for Downs users.… Continue reading
Whenever proposals are put forward for changes to the public realm (a planning term for all outdoor areas where the public is allowed access) Bristol Walking Alliance is keen to comment from the perspective of the pedestrian. We are increasingly getting involved in early consultations, sometimes even before proposals are made public.… Continue reading
An opportunity for the public, academics, policy makers and practitioners to get together and consider the thorny issue of parking in Bristol. Speakers will outline a range of parking-related issues, with plenty of opportunity for you to give your views on what to include in a future Bristol Parking Strategy.… Continue reading
Bristol City Council is reviewing the settings of the system-controlled signalised crossings across Bristol. The review started in early 2019, and will continue into 2020/1 subject to internal approval. The review has seen reductions in pedestrian waiting times at some crossings of 30% to 40%.… Continue reading