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« 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

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
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.
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« Reply #1 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/
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« Reply #2 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/
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2022, 10:09:01 am »

Oh dear https://twitter.com/beardedjourno/status/1533073376616624134?cxt=HHwWjMC9vaGHycYqAAAA
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« Reply #4 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/

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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