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Responding to City Centre Plans

There have been several planning applications made for developments in Bristol City centre recently that have an impact on the walking environment. BWA continues to monitor such applications, and has recently responded to the following.

Temple Quay / Avon Street

The proposed new residential block, with commercial units on the ground floor, would occupy the block bounded by Avon Street, Providence Place, Old Bread Street and New Kingsley Road.… Continue reading

Improving walking routes from St Michael’s Hill

The morning rush of students crossing Perry Road (almost none cross at the lights)

St Michael’s Hill has been a major artery into Bristol since at least the 14th century, when it was mapped as ‘the road from Bristol to Hembury’ passing by the Norman church of St Michael on the Mount Without (i.e., outside the city walls).… Continue reading

Pavement Parking event

Pavement Parking: Problems and Solutions

Monday 9th October, 11.00am-1.00pm
The Foundation, Lower ground floor, 1 St George’s Rd, Bristol BS1 5BE

A lively debate organised by Bristol Walking Alliance and SHINE (Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments). Speakers from the University of Bristol, Bristol Disability Equality Forum and Sustrans will examine the difficulties arising from parking on pavements and how community engagement and city policy could tackle the accessibility issues and health implications of pavement parking in Bristol.… Continue reading

Which way for the Bristol & Bath Railway Path?

An urban experiment

The Bristol & Bath Railway Path carries over two million journeys each year, and is one of the UK’s most popular traffic free walking and cycling routes. It was built in the early 1980s by Sustrans, with help from many local volunteers, and turned a derelict railway line into a valuable amenity and green space.… Continue reading

Nelson Street plans

BWA has submitted comments on draft plans for Nelson Street. The plans, funded by the Cycling Ambition Fund programme, include a segregated contraflow cycle lane. The plans aim to be pedestrian-friendly, but the space available is heavily constrained by the requirement that buses should be able to go past each other at bus stops.… Continue reading

Campaigning on clean air near schools in St George

I and my fellow campaigner Jo Chesterman have been concerned about the air pollution at Summerhill Infant School and Summerhill Academy (Junior) School, situated just past the end of Church Road in St George. Jo has children at both schools, and I have a granddaughter at the infants’ school.… Continue reading

Hotwell Road / Anchor Road

Better for buses – but what about pedestrians?

BWA has responded to Bristol City Council proposals for improving the bus route into Bristol city centre along Hotwell Road and Anchor Road.

In our response to the consultation, we state our belief that the opportunity provided by this kind of infrastructure investment is not being adequately used to improve the environment for pedestrians, who, after all, include all bus users.… Continue reading