Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Making Bristol more pedestrian friendly

It is pedestrians who are meant to get priority in road/junction designs. Not cars, not cyclists, not FirstBus. Yet they normally come out worst. A bit of pavement narrowed in St Pauls for an extra car lane; pavement elsewhere covered in bike parking stands for the bikes. And then there are all the cars half way up the pavement.

So its nice to report something different: the emergence of extra seats at the tops of hills.

Here on the climb up from St Werburgh's

And here on Brandon Steep, the road south of Brandon Hill.

These sofas will help people gradually take up walking up hill, by providing places to rest, and so make Bristol a better place to walk round.

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