University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), which includes Bristol Royal Infirmary, has proposed pulling down the flats on Eugene Street to build a car park. In their planning application (18/04977/P) they propose to substantially increase the amount of car parking on the UHB site.… Continue reading
Bristol City Council is planning for significant housing developments at Lockleaze and Hengrove. BWA is keen to see that sustainable travel, including provision for walking and public transport, is designed in to such developments from the start.
We have responded to the outline planning application for Hengrove Park (18/03537/PB) with a set of principles including:
- Local shopping and food are available within a 10 minute walk.
A Bristol City Council consultation on the future of travel in the city, the Bristol Transport Strategy Consultation 2018, sets out some aspirations for the next 18 years, proposing 15 ‘outcomes’ which, however, do not yet have funding.
The BWA Response to the Bristol Transport Consultation 2018 (pdf, 195KB) gives our detailed feedback on the consultation document.… Continue reading
Bristol and the other local authorities in WECA (West of England Combined Authority) are developing a Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP). This is a government-supported initiative as part of the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (pdf, 2.1MB) proposed in 2017.… Continue reading
It is important that the safety of routes to schools is improved. It is also important to prevent pavement parking in the vicinity of schools.… Continue reading
In June 2018, BWA invited neighbourhood groups across Bristol to send in information of community efforts across Bristol tackling obstacles to walking, or making positive improvements, and whether any collaborations are working well, or not.
The 20mph scheme review involves consulting local councillors and residents “to examine how well 20mph is working in each area and assess whether there is anything that can be done better”. The review runs till 31st August. Whilst there seems to be no intention by the Council to significantly alter the scheme, there are 83 20mph roads and only 6 30mph roads up for review.… Continue reading
Three Architecture and Planning students from UWE carried out a five week ‘walkability’ survey in BS3 for their finals in 2018. The survey was linked to Action Greater Bedminster’s aspiration to make BS3 a more Age Friendly Neighbourhood. The community contact was Ben Barker.… Continue reading
BWA is joining Adblock Bristol in objecting to the latest planning applications for advertising signs in the city centre.
UPDATE: On 11th July, the BCC Development Control Committee refused permission for both huge advertising panels, with BWA having submitted a statement objecting to them as a potential safety hazard to pedestrians.… Continue reading
BWA has submitted its response to the Bristol City Centre Framework consultation. This sets out the Council’s proposed development goals for an area that includes Lewins Mead, the Old City, Broadmead, Castle Park, and Temple Street.
BWA commented in particular on the proposed movement framework, and suggested it should have the following goals:
- more people walking into the centre from the surrounding areas;
- easier to get from one part of the centre to another on foot;
- differentiation between ‘travel’ routes and ‘leisure’ spaces;
- guaranteed accessible routes (e.g.