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August Update

Dear supporter

We held our first Living Streets Bristol open meeting on 23rd July. 15 people discussed issues and possible solutions, resulting in an agreement to concentrate on 4 areas:

1. Better Faster Crossings:

  • a maximum wait for pedestrians at light controlled crossings of 30 seconds – though many should have no delay at all
  • an end to the zebra cull – a commitment to preserve all existing zebra crossings – and make funds available for more
  • more ‘informal crossings’ – raised road surfaces across side road junctions

2. Enforce existing parking rules

  • A substantial investment in council parking enforcement – which could be self financing – throughout the city.
  • Zero tolerance of pavement obstruction. In many areas, vehicles block pavements for days on end. We want this to be a citywide policing priority.

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