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All across the Great Western territory => Active travel: Cyclists and walkers, including how the railways deal with them => Topic started by: CyclingSid on June 05, 2022, 10:47:37 am



Title: New cycling plans for Bristol
Post by: CyclingSid on June 05, 2022, 10:47:37 am
Bristol appears to getting even more serious about spending money on cycling.
"Bristol plans to build a new £14 million cycling centre" https://road.cc/content/news/bristol-plans-build-new-ps14-million-cycling-centre-293327 (https://road.cc/content/news/bristol-plans-build-new-ps14-million-cycling-centre-293327)

But probably more controversial "Plan to permanently pedestrianise heart of Bristol city centre to be put to council for approval" https://road.cc/content/news/plan-pedestrianise-heart-bristol-city-centre-293349 (https://road.cc/content/news/plan-pedestrianise-heart-bristol-city-centre-293349)
I am sure that will start (if it hasn't already) an energetic discussion.
I am a little bit concerned that "open up the area for more on-street commercial and cultural use" doesn't become like parts of Oxford centre where you couldn't walk,let alone cycle, because streets had been completely taken over by restaurant tables.


Title: Re: New cycling plans for Bristol
Post by: Bmblbzzz on June 05, 2022, 12:36:19 pm
With regard to the pedestrianisation of the "Old City" – no, it doesn't seem to be provoking much discussion. At least, there are only three comments under the 24/7 piece. I haven't looked at the Bristol Post cos it's website is so sucky.
https://www.bristol247.com/news-and-features/news/popular-areas-in-bristol-city-centre-permanently-pedestrianised/


Title: Re: New cycling plans for Bristol
Post by: Red Squirrel on June 06, 2022, 10:15:39 am
The King Street and Old City schemes are unlikely to be controversial. Following the implementation of a modal filter at Bristol Bridge a few years ago (http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=25203.msg308407#msg308407) there's little motor traffic in these areas anyway, and Baldwin St provides a decent through route for cycles and buses.

King St, Corn St and St Nicholas St may well be 'taken over by restaurant tables' and market stalls, but that's kind of the whole point!

You can see the response the these proposals here: https://bristol.citizenspace.com/growth-regeneration/old-city-streets/


Title: Re: New cycling plans for Bristol
Post by: CyclingSid on June 07, 2022, 10:09:01 am
Oh dear https://twitter.com/beardedjourno/status/1533073376616624134?cxt=HHwWjMC9vaGHycYqAAAA (https://twitter.com/beardedjourno/status/1533073376616624134?cxt=HHwWjMC9vaGHycYqAAAA)


Title: Re: New cycling plans for Bristol
Post by: CyclingSid on October 03, 2022, 07:02:40 am
"Vital upgrades to active travel route in the north west of Bristol are set to begin"
https://www.sustrans.org.uk/our-blog/news/2022/september/vital-upgrades-to-active-travel-route-in-the-north-west-of-bristol-are-set-to-begin/ (https://www.sustrans.org.uk/our-blog/news/2022/september/vital-upgrades-to-active-travel-route-in-the-north-west-of-bristol-are-set-to-begin/)

Some money has been found to improve National Cycle Network Route 41 between Lawrence Weston and Avonmouth. I hope the tunnel under the motorway is a bit more appealing than it looks in the photo.



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