Thank you to businesses who recently provided feedback on the closure of Bristol Bridge to private motor vehicles. We have met with officers at Bristol City Council and have provided a summary of your feedback (here).
The response from officers at the council is outlined below.
We will continue to follow through, put forward suggestions and keep business informed of new strategies and initiatives.
If you would like more information on grants and support to enable your staff to walk and cycle please contact Travelwest.
Bristol City Council response to Bristol Bridge Feedback:
• Signage Bristol City Council is planning a package of works to further enhance road signage around Bristol Bridge and Baldwin Street.
• The impact on the wider road network and journey times We are continuing to monitor the traffic impact, and we have seen no significant change in traffic on surrounding roads but a significant traffic reduction within the area of impact.
• Possible exemption for delivery vehicles There is no further exemptions planned, although this will be kept under review. We will be happy to work with businesses and the BID on alternative delivery arrangements such as delivery consolidation (goods can be delivered off-site then consolidated into electric vans/cargo bikes at your chosen delivery slot)
• An improved walking and cycling experience These comments are welcome. Continued public realm improvements are being planned for the next few years to further enhance the environment and help encourage more walking and cycling.
• Comments regarding other movements and issues in the area We will pass some of these specific points onto our road safety colleagues. We are continuing to monitor traffic movements in the area, and this will feed into ongoing future improvements. Some specific changes to the Bath Street right turn are being considered.