Six Mayoral Candidates Back Living Heart Campaign to Remove Through Traffic and Create More Public Space
- Tom Baldwin, Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
- Kay Barnard, Liberal Democrat
- Tony Dyer, Green Party
- George Ferguson, Independent
- Charles Lucas, Conservative
- Marvin Rees, Labour
As the Metrobus works are delaying any potential changes to streets along its route, the Living Heart for Bristol* has proposed 6 potential schemes where progress towards quieter, safer streets could be made in the short-term. The 6 potential schemes, which we have been suggested to the Mayor and the Council are:
- No right turn from Tower Hill onto Passage Street
- Filtering point to prevent rat-running between Three Queens Lane and Saint Thomas St in Redcliffe
- Removal of general traffic (buses only) along Newgate
- No entry to motor vehicles at the city end of King Street
- Make Prince Street Bridge One-Way
- Pedestrianise the northern end of Fairfax Street
- Pedestrianise* the eastern side of The Centre (scrap the new road planned to cut across it)
- Pedestrianise* the western end of Baldwin Street
- Pedestrianise* the Old City, starting with Corn Street and Fairfax Street
- Make Prince Street Bridge for pedestrians and cyclists only and create a new plaza on Prince Street.
- Join up the unfinished fragments of cycle paths around the central areas (e.g. on Baldwin Street, Nelson Street) to create a coherent network around and across the city centre.
- (For the longer-term) Start a feasibility study into burying sections of the M32 and the Inner Ring Road, a process Birmingham has been following for many years (see latest plans here) and London is now considering.
- Supports the option to pedestrianise Fairfax Street
- Calls for traffic from Bridewell Street to turn left only, removing the ability to use All Saints Street as a rat-run
- Calls for the Eastern side of The Centre, around the cenotaph, to be pedestrianised with access for bikes, and deliveries at limited times