Sustrans launches Good Transport Plan for Bristol
Transport charity Sustrans has launched a “Good Transport Plan” for Bristol.
The plan, which is funded by the Bristol 2015 Strategic Grants Fund, sets out how travel in Bristol will be changed through a range of major projects and sets out nine themes for improving transport in Bristol, including:
• better bus and train services,
• protected walking and cycling routes with safer crossings at junctions,
• more low emission vehicles and fewer lorries on our roads,
• reducing through traffic in the city centre,
• community-led street improvements
Sustrans wants to get people throughout Bristol discussing the vision for transport in the city and will be taking the Good Transport Plan out to talk to people at events including RedFest, the South Gloucestershire Show, Make Sunday Specials and an open meeting of the Bristol Green Capital Partnership in September. The team has already been to events, including Southmead Festival and the Sky Ride and received views from more than 300 residents.
Everyone is able to input their views on transport in Bristol through Sustrans’ website, where the current Plan is available. Views received will help to shape a revised version of the plan, which will be published by the end of the year.
Sustrans Regional Director Ian Barrett said:
“We’re delighted to be developing the Good Transport Plan for the Green Capital Partnership. We want to set out a positive vision for transport in Bristol that everyone can get behind.
“Bristol’s roads are already full. We need to invest more in other ways of getting around as the population grows, or congestion and air pollution will get worse.
“The plan sets out how we can improve transport in Bristol and help create a city with vibrant public spaces and thriving community streets.”
Sustrans is a charity that’s enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys they make every day. It’s time we all began making smarter travel choices. Make your move and support Sustrans today. www.sustrans.org.uk