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
WECA has announced that the e-scooter trial in Bristol and Bath will start later this month (October 2020). It will be permitted to use e-scooters hired as part of the trial wherever bicycles can go.… Continue reading
Bristol City Council and WECA intend to make improvements to the major radial bus routes that pass through the city over the next 10 years. The aim is to make it easier and more convenient to use the bus, walk and cycle wherever possible, rather than use private cars.… Continue reading
Bristol Walking Alliance has been asked by the Bristol City Council City Centre Development Team to engage with a Bristol City Centre Retail & Leisure Study which has initially commissioned a survey of landowners, businesses, residents and other stakeholders.… Continue reading
New housing is being proposed in a planning application (20/02523/FB) for a greenfield site south of Bonnington Walk in Lockleaze. The development site includes a section of Concorde Way, a key walking and cycling route between the centre of Bristol and its northern fringe towards Cribbs Causeway.… Continue reading
A pending planning application (20/01655/F) proposes to build new housing between Ashton Avenue Bridge and Clanage Road. This would force a diversion of ‘Festival Way’, the main pedestrian route between the Floating Harbour and Ashton Court.… Continue reading
BWA and Bristol Cycling Campaign have submitted a joint public statement to a City Council planning committee meeting that is considering a new housing development along Airport Road in South Bristol.… Continue reading