On 15th November, 17 of us met at City Hall to exchange ideas on how walking can be supported and promoted through Neighbourhood Partnerships. With people attending from 10 of the 14 NPs, this showed that walking is seen as an important part of how we get around and interact with each other in neighbourhoods across the city.… Continue reading
On Saturday 15th October, as part of Healthy City Week, we hosted a ‘Walkable Neighbourhoods’ event. Forty individuals from across the city came together to discuss how we can make neighbourhoods in Bristol better for pedestrians.… Continue reading
See this interesting article “50 Reasons Why Everyone Should Want More Walkable Streets”. From 1: It helps people live longer, to 50: It supports cultural heritage. This is part of a report by Arup called “Cities Alive: Towards a walking world” – see here.… Continue reading
The SHINE healthy environment team is organising an event on “shared use routes” on the afternoon of Tuesday 1st November 2016. You are invited to a discussion about how to improve shared use routes, and resolve concerns about tension and conflict between people who walk and people who cycle.… Continue reading
‘Shared use’ routes policy
Bristol Council is consulting on a draft policy on ‘shared use’ routes for people walking and on bicycles. BWA welcomes the council’s initiative to create this draft policy.… Continue reading
BWA representatives have been talking to people from equality groups with more to go.
Not surprisingly, groups representing partially sighted and blind people and those with mobility problems have issues around the walking environment.… Continue reading
At the Citywide Neighbourhood Partnership meeting last week, Carew Reynell and I led a short session that introduced the Bristol Walking Alliance. With six NPs already having joined the Alliance, and another imminent, the walking needs of our neighbourhoods are already a significant part of the work of the Alliance.… Continue reading
Carol Freeman responds to BWA’s invitation to suggest examples of poor walking infrastructure. BWA will collect other examples and will then choose its top few examples for campaigning.
Queen’s Rd/Old Habitat location
Hundreds, possibly thousands, of students and others walk down through the back roads of Clifton and try to cross Queen’s Rd opposite the old Habitat every day.… Continue reading
It’s fine to say that somebody else ought to make Bristol more walkable and it’s true that BCC, the police and other agencies have an important role, but it’s also you and your neighbours that park cars poorly, leave obstacles on pavements and, on the good side, present attractive and flowery front gardens that make walking parts of our city a great pleasure.… Continue reading
BWA has responded to the government’s consultation on a cycling and walking investment strategy (CWIS). The commitment to producing a CWIS came into being as part of the Infrastructure Act 2015 and followed intensive campaigning from environment, health and transport groups.
BWA’s response states that:
- The amount of government funding described by CWIS is insufficient. There remains a huge imbalance in the level of investment for the different transport modes, and the health, wellbeing and economic benefits of walking and cycling are not being recognised. Continue reading “Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy”