A new vision for improving transport in Bristol over the next two decades has been launched in a bid to transform how people move around the city. The draft Bristol Transport Strategy is now out for consultation and sets out how the council plans to tackle challenges affecting journeys such as traffic congestion, growth in housing and jobs, inequality and health problems caused by inactivity and air pollution.
There are some ambitious solutions proposed, such as mass transit, and also proposals as to how we would raise the money to fund them (including a congestion charge, workplace parking levy and grant funding).
The consultation consists of two parts. Firstly, there is a simulator tool that sets out specific measures and asks you about your priorities. Then there is a survey that asks for feedback on the wider strategy. I’d encourage everyone to take part – to give your views on how our city will develop, how its transport system could work, and the challenge we face to get there.
Click here to take part in the consultation – closing date 2/11/18.