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BWA suggestions accepted for West Broad Quay

The West Broad Quay proposals have now received planning approval. The City Design Group of Bristol City Council has accepted some of the suggestions BWA made in its response to the plans for West Broad Quay. In particular, they have said they will add give way lines for bikes where pedestrians cross the delineated cycle route and an additional crossing point at the south end of Broad Quay.… Continue reading

Response to plans for West Broad Quay

Bristol Walking Alliance has submitted a response to the BCC Planning Application 16/06935/FB for West Broad Quay in Bristol city centre. The application proposes a delineated cycle route through the space, which is currently shared between pedestrians and cyclists, as well as re-landscaping the ramp and steps to create more usable space.… Continue reading

Register your local path on the Definitive Map before it’s too late

When the Countryside & Rights of Way Act 2000 was being haggled over, land-owners wanted clarity about footpaths on their land and the Government agreed that the official record of footpaths and bridleways should be closed to new applications based on historical evidence.… Continue reading

Sub-regional transport plan

The four local authorities of the West of England have published a draft Spatial Plan and a draft Transport Vision for the next 20 years. The BWA has commented on the draft Transport Vision.

We support much of the Vision, particularly the goal of ‘transport-focussed development’, with new housing in existing urban centres and settlements and transport corridors, and the proposed investment in transport infrastructure intended to reduce the proportion of commuter journeys undertaken by car from 60% to 46%.… Continue reading

Reporting incidents when walking

Some BWA supporters have experienced close shaves or even personal injury when walking in areas where pedestrians should have priority. The statistics collected nationally on collisions only include those reported via the police – typically involving vehicles on roads. However, to make all routes safer, there needs to be better reporting of incidents of all kinds, whether on roads, cycleways, pavements or shared routes.… Continue reading

Walking and Neighbourhoods

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

Report of the Walkable Neighbourhoods event on 15th October 2016

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. There were people attending from 11 of the 14 Neighbourhood Partnership areas, Bristol City Council, equalities groups, and voluntary and community organisations.… Continue reading