Shared Use Routes for People Walking and on Bicycles

Closed 10 Oct 2016

Opened 18 Jul 2016

Results expected 31 Oct 2016

Feedback expected 1 Nov 2016


There is currently no specific policy on shared use.  This policy aims to address that and should be read in conjunction with Bristol’s walking and cycling strategies. Both these strategies set clear objectives to encourage active travel as healthier, accessible and environmentally friendly ways of getting about. They aim to do this by making walking and cycling around the city easy and convenient by providing routes that meet the needs of people on both foot and on bikes

It is acknowledged that shared use paths can sometimes be problematic for people on both foot and on bikes, due, for example, the lack of clarity over priority and boundaries between the two forms of transport. The position statement on shared use paths aims to clarify the council’s position about how it will or will not use shared paths to support the aims of both the walking and cycling strategies.

Why your views matter

We would like to know whether you support the proposed strategy.  Please tell us what you think about it by emailing your comments to:


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