Bristol COVID-19 transport request form

Closes 31 Dec 2020

Opened 9 Jun 2020


A new Interactive mapping tool has been launched to capture the public’s views on possible changes for transport and travel in Bristol. The public can add their comments and ideas to the map online. This could include identifying difficult locations to maintain social distancing, which roads could be included in revised plans and ways to create better spaces for cycling and walking across the city.

Bristol City Council is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all citizens and businesses is paramount. We understand that Covid-19 has brought many challenges to businesses and the people of Bristol over the last few months, and whilst changes have been made to allow more shops to open, social distancing rules still apply.

Plans were announced by Bristol City Council last month. Mayor Marvin Rees proposed bringing forward long-term schemes to enable people to move safely as Bristol emerges from the coronavirus lockdown.

The initial proposals include:

  • Pedestrianising the Old City area of Bristol
  • Introducing a bus priority route over Bristol Bridge and at the entrance to Baldwin Street
  • New sustainable transport, walking and cycling upgrades in central areas. For example, Marlborough Street, Park Row, Victoria Street, Lewins Mead, Stokes Croft and the Clifton Triangle
  • Citywide pavement widening for local shopping areas to enable social distancing, including Bedminster Parade, Stapleton Road, St Marks Road and Clifton Village.

Bristol City Council is working with the West of England Combined Authority to provide information regarding social distancing at bus stops in and around the city. At stops where we anticipate high footfall and queuing we are exploring a range of options including the closure and relocation of some stops, pavement widening, additional signage and stencils.

Other measures we are considering include stencils to help with pedestrian flow and social distancing, one way pedestrian routes in busy areas and additional social distancing reminders around the city, for example at taxi ranks. We have also provided guidance to the taxi trade on safe operation during the pandemic. 

We are taking necessary action by widening pavements at this time to ensure that people are able to socially distance whilst queuing to enter shops. 

For additional information about staying safe when travelling, we recommend visiting the TravelWest advice pages.

If you have any queries, you can email or write to Transport Engagement Team, PO Box 3399, Bristol, BS1 9NE.


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