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?
Watch video (created as part of UWE’s Our Green City course)
As Reported in the Bristol Evening Post at the Time:
- Big Divide Over Traffic Ban in City Square, March 28th 1991
- Pinstripe Protest On Square Shake-Up, May 16th 1992
- Mixed Response to Cars Ban in the Square, May 18th 1992
- Putting Pedestrians First, May 18th 1992
Old Photographs of Queen Square (courtesy of Bristol Records Office)