The Joint Spatial Plan for the West of England sub-region sets out plans to 2036 for housing growth and new employment locations, and also the infrastructure that will be required to support it.… Continue reading
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
We advocated the use of continuous or raised paving at all junctions where minor or side roads meet a main road, making pavements easier to navigate especially for those using wheeled assistance.… Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
In a recent study (paper in PDF format) by researchers at Stanford University, Indonesia, the world’s fourth-most-populous nation, came in last among 46 countries and territories for the number of walking steps its citizens take, averaging only 3,513 a day.
By comparison, Hong Kong was first with 6,880, and China second with 6,189.… Continue reading