Who? Where? Why?

Bristol Living Streets campaigns for safe, pleasant streets to walk around in Bristol, UK.

Pedestrians have been slowly marginalised in this city as many others, with fast roads, metal barriers to stop us crossing where we want and our pavements turned into car parking spaces.

Bins, especially trade bins, increasingly block our pavements too, not to mention bike stands. No problem with bike stands – but put them on a ‘build out’ into the road, not a busy pavement.

We want to see

  • 20mph speed limits on all single carriageway roads in the city
  • zero tolerance of pavement parking which blocks the pavement
  • zero or minimal delay at the city’s pedestrian crossings

In short, we want to see those on foot made the first priority not the last in all discussions and plans for our streets.

[Header image via The Happy Robot]

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