Bristol Walking Alliance wants to create an environment for those on foot that is welcoming, safe, convenient and inclusive. Neighbourhood community groups can help make this happen at a local level.
Why neighbourhoods ? They can do things to make their local area more walkable for everyone, especially the elderly, disabled, the young and those pushing a buggy.
Local groups can work on, for example:
- strategic guidance– through the local Neighbourhood Partnership, draw up local walking and public realm strategies in line with the Bristol Walking Strategy
- improvement schemes – undertake/support schemes such as wider pavements or ‘pocket parks’ that improve the walking environment
- obstructions – work to remove pavement obstructions by lobbying through the local Neighbourhood Partnership and talking to fellow members of the community
- routes – create local interest-based walking routes, with associated maps and leaflets
BWA plans to develop a toolkit for Neighbourhood Partnerships and other community groups.
If you are interested, please get in touch.