Princess Victoria Street pedestrian zone to become permanent
Following a successful trial, plans to make Bristol’s Princess Victoria Street’s pedestrian zone permanent have been approved.
In August 2021 a section of Princess Victoria Street was closed to road traffic between 11am to 5pm each day.
Since then, hospitality venues have placed tables and chairs onto the road for outdoor eating and drinking and more people have been walking and cycling to the high street in Clifton. Traffic data has also shown that fewer cars are travelling through Clifton Village as a whole.
Now the scheme has been approved, detailed designs will be drawn up to keep the road closure, retain space for businesses to trade outside, and improve the public realm. Funding opportunities for the scheme will also be explored.
Princess Victoria Street is one of a series of areas to have changes to the road trialled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting from the need for better social distancing.
The daily timed closure on Princess Victoria Street will remain in place while funding options are developed to make the closure permanent with higher-quality materials