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: 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
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
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
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
In common with many local authorities, Bristol City Council prides itself on working to encourage its citizens to improve their well-being by getting out for regular walks.
Despite this, their proposals to save £4.7 million over the next three years includes one to reduce the budget for public toilets.… Continue reading
The Bristol City Council Cycle Ambition Fund includes provision for creating a new radial cycle route called the Filwood Quietway. It is proposed to pass through Victoria Park and Northern Slopes, two green spaces used for recreation.
The Council have consulted on the route through Victoria Park before, when their proposal for a 4.5m wide delineated cycle route was rejected by local park users.… Continue reading
BWA has objected to proposals for ten phone kiosks to be erected on pavements in Bristol City Centre, both for their siting and their appearance. It seems this is happening in several places.
In a city centre, with existing public phones and good mobile signals, there is no justification for extra kiosks as public utilities.… Continue reading