Councillor Tom Brook (Labour, Bishopston and Ashley Down) and Labour candidates for Bishopston and Ashley Down, Eileen Means and Joe Rayment, have launched a new survey to get residents’ views on Liveable Neighbourhoods in the community.
Liveable Neighbourhoods are areas where strategically placed barriers like planters or bollards prevent through-traffic, reducing pollution and rat-running. This means that there is still access for residents and deliveries, but the only way to travel from one end of the road to the other end is via foot or bicycle. Mayor Marvin Rees has supported Liveable Neighbourhoods being developed in Bristol and there are currently plans for two pilots followed by others across the city.
Joe Rayment said: “Tackling air pollution has to be one of our top priorities, when up to 300 deaths each year in the city can be attributed to poor air quality every year. The Clean Air Zone will deliver some of this, but there is more that we can do, and Liveable Neighbourhoods are one great way of helping to clean up air in individual communities.”
Eileen Means said: “Liveable Neighbourhoods are important for health, but also help foster a real spirit of community. Eliminating rat-runs makes it much safer for children to play outside and more pleasant for all people to meet outside their homes. Coming out of the pandemic, most of us have appreciated outside space in our communities more. We shouldn’t have to travel far out of our homes to find a nice place to meet with friends.”
Complete the survey below.