About us


BWA is an alliance of organisations and individuals, and we welcome new members. Membership is open to any individual who, or organisation which, supports the aims of the Alliance.

How we operate

Meetings are held roughly every two months, usually with a single theme related to BWA’s aims, sometimes with a guest speaker.  Meetings are open to all members.  Notice of meetings is sent to everyone on BWA’s mailing list.

At the meeting in May/June each year, the meeting includes an AGM, with elections to a Committee which oversees the running of BWA, in line with BWA’s constitution.

We have subgroups on specific themes/campaigns.

All members and supporters receive a BWA ebulletin of BWA event notices, information updates and invitations to support campaigns.

BWA and Living Streets

Bristol Walking Alliance shares similar aims to Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking. For more on Living Streets, including Living Streets’ work with schools in Bristol – see here.

Current BWA member organisations

Bristol Civic Society logoBristol Civic Society

an independent, voluntary organisation that exists to improve Bristol’s built environment and celebrate its heritage

Bristol Dementia Action Alliancebristol-dementia-awareness-logo

increasing the awareness of dementia amongst the communities of Bristol

Bristol Disability Equality Forumbristol_def_logo

an organisation of disabled people who live, work or study in the Bristol area.

bopfBristol Older People’s Forum

aims to ensure that every older person in the city is an equal, valued, participating member of the community.

Bristol Ramblers logoBristol Ramblers

one of the largest walking groups in the country

Living StreetsLiving Streets logo

the national organisation campaigning on behalf of pedestrians.

North Bristol NHS Trustnorth-bristol-nhs-trust

The Trust has a long term commitment to sustainable and active travel, detailed in its Sustainable Development Management Plan, and award-winning Travel Plan.

Playing Out

supports anyone who wants children to be able to play freely outside their own front door.

Logo for RoadPeaceRoadPeace

is the national charity for road crash victims.


for everyone affected by sight loss.

Sustrans logoSustrans

a national charity based in Bristol, enabling people to choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys.


is the Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team which aims to turn Bristol into a healthier city, with built environments that help people to be more healthy.

Logo for Transport for Greater BristolTransport for Greater Bristol

TfGB is an alliance of campaign groups and individuals working together to improve the public transport in the Greater Bristol sub region.

Action Greater Bedminster

Ashley, Easton and Lawrence Hill Neighbourhood Partnership

Avonmouth and Lawrence Weston Neighbourhood Partnership

Bishopston, Cotham and Redland Community Partnership

The Bishopston Society

Central, Clifton and Harbourside Neighbourhood Partnership

Dundry View Neighbourhood Partnership

Greater Brislington Neighbourhood Partnership

Horfield and Lockleaze Neighbourhood Partnership

St George Community Network

Stockwood, Hengrove & Whitchurch Park Neighbourhood Partnership