The Living Heart for Bristol campaign aims to improve the central areas of Bristol and create new public space by diverting through-traffic.

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What we are proposing for Bristol is actually nothing new.  The process was started over twenty years ago with the opening of Queen Square and College Green.  Several people and organisations claimed at the time that removing through traffic would destroy the city centre.  Who would suggest building a dual carriageway through either of these places today? Read more…

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Breathing the air in Bristol City Centre is equivalent to smoking 27 cigarettes a day: Guardian article

Recent Updates


Consultation on Bristol Bridge and Baldwin Street

The Living Heart for Bristol has responded to this consultation, supporting the removal of general traffic from Bristol Bridge and Baldwin Street for the following reasons: Most cities did this years ago – before this trial Bristol was the only one of England’s 8 Core Cities where cars and lorries could drive through the city centre.  See the: Maps of the Core […]


Living Heart Welcomes Old City Plans – No Going Back!

The Living Heart for Bristol has welcomed the announcement by Bristol City Council of plans to pedestrianise much of the Old City and remove through traffic from Baldwin Street and Bristol Bridge.  The announcement was made as part of several measures, some of which may be temporary, following the COVID-19 crisis but the Council has […]

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