Bristol accelerates plans to pedestrianise old city

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The Times reported that Bristol City Council has accelerated plans to pedestrianise its Old City by restricting vehicles during core business hours. Bristol Bridge will be closed to traffic apart from public transport, taxis, bicycles, motorcycles and pedestrians. The city will also establish a series of bus priority routes to make journeys more reliable, as well as dedicated walking and cycling areas. City-wide pavement widening will be done at shopping areas to enable social distancing. Many of these schemes were previously mapped out through the £400 million infrastructure programme in Bristol’s element of the regional local cycling and walking infrastructure plan. The council said that additional funding was expected from the Government’s recent

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