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Bristol Bugbears

broken-pavementBristol City Council has some money to make small improvements to walking and cycling routes. Fixing small things can make a big difference – bugbears are the small irritating things that hinder your walking through Bristol. It could be roads that could be made safer, missing signage, overgrown paths, uneven surfaces, obstacles or potholes. Continue reading “Bristol Bugbears”

Action on pavement obstructions

pavement-obstructionNeighbourhood activists interested in enhancing their local environment will know that one of the main issues is the litter and obstacles left around by our neighbours. In particular, efforts to enhance the walking environment are sabotaged by people who allow their hedges to overwhelm the street, park their cars on pavements and corners and permanently store their many and smelly recycling bins on the walkway.… Continue reading

Mayoral candidates and the BWA pledge

The Bristol Walking Alliance has written to all mayoral candidates that we could identify. We asked them to support the BWA pledge:

“I share the goal of the Bristol Walking Alliance to make Bristol the best city for walking in the world. I too want to create an environment for those on foot that is welcoming, safe, convenient, and inclusive. Continue reading “Mayoral candidates and the BWA pledge”

Good Transport Plan

good-transport-planLaunched in January 2016, the Good Transport Plan [PDF] sets out a vision for the future of travel in Bristol. As part of Bristol Green Capital in 2015, Sustrans agreed to take the lead in developing the plan, with many organisations contributing and six months of public consultation. BWA members, Bristol Civic Society, Bristol Ramblers and Living Streets are all amongst a long list of supporting organisations on the back of the document. Continue reading “Good Transport Plan”

Sub-regional planning

sub-regional-planBristol Walking Alliance (BWA) has commented on the Issues and Options consultation for the West of England sub-region’s Joint Spatial Plan and Joint Transport Study, which set out possible ways forward for the period to 2036 in the context of a projected housing need of 88,000 homes. This is a summary of our comments. Continue reading “Sub-regional planning”

The new Arena – what will it be like for walkers?

arenaA planning application has been submitted for the Arena site. There has been some fuss made about parking provision, but what will it be like for those arriving on foot? Both those doing the whole journey on foot, and those walking from bus stops and car parks? Continue reading “The new Arena – what will it be like for walkers?”