Communities reminded to give views on East Bristol’s liveable neighbourhood pilot

People from East Bristol have until 13 March to have their say on the city’s first Liveable Neighbourhood pilot.

With the deadline for the first round of community engagement fast approaching, Bristol City Council is encouraging people from Barton Hill, Redfield and St George in east Bristol, to give their views on the liveable neighbourhood pilot.

Liveable neighbourhoods are areas of a city that work to achieve a better balance between how streets are used for transport and people. 

They aim to make local streets safe, healthy, inclusive, and attractive places where everyone can breathe clean air, have access to better quality green space and play areas, and feel a part of a community.

So far more than 2,750 people have responded to the community engagement, sharing their likes, dislikes, and ideas for east Bristol.

Early desires for the project area include places to exercise safely, more community facilities and places to socialise, better signage to cycle paths, electric vehicle charging points, events in green spaces, secure bicycle parking and more.

Some of the concerns raised include cars parked on pavements, problems with litter, graffiti and anti-social behaviour, the speed cars travel at, narrow pavements, traffic using residential streets as cut throughs, and pollution caused by vehicles that idle in traffic.

I’m really pleased to see so many people getting involved in this early stage of the process, as it’s vital we hear from people who live, work or travel through the area to get an idea of all the issues, good and bad, to inform the next stage of the process. This will involve working in partnership with people across the pilot area to look at which measures are the most suitable to rebalance local streets, so they work for everyone, no matter how they get about.

Councillor Don Alexander, Cabinet Member for Transport

There is still time to get involved by completing a survey or commenting on the interactive map. 

Businesses across the project area of Barton Hill, Redfield and St George are also being reminded to complete an extra survey, which is also available on the liveable neighbourhood website.

The deadline for this first stage of engagement is Sunday 13 March 2022.

Funded by the West of England Combined Authority, the roll out of the first liveable neighbourhood pilot is one of the Mayor’s priorities for Bristol, which includes a second pilot and the potential to expand the programme.

It builds on Bristol Citizens’ Assembly’s recommendation for neighbourhoods across the city to be reimagined so they are people-centred and more liveable. 

Press release by Bristol City Council.