Closes 6 Mar 2025

Opened 24 Nov 2020


Assembly participants took a deep dive into the transport topic and heard speakers outline what changes we can make in our neighbourhoods to make travel easier healthier and better for the environment.

What changes should we make to our neighbourhoods to make how we travel easier, healthier and better for the environment?

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Scroll below to watch videos of the Assembly presentations

Weekend 2

Session 1 - Understanding the current situation

How neighbourhoods have developed, how we use them, and the impact on travel and the environment
- Miriam Ricci, Senior Research Fellow, University of West of England


What we know about the impact on health
- Adrian Davis, Director of Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team

Session 2 - How neighbourhoods can be designed differently

How a '20 minute neighbourhood' approach can help us achieve our climate commitments
- Daisy Narayanan, Director of Urbanism, Sustrans


An introduction liveable neighbourhoods, their benefits and design principles
- John Usher, Head of Partnerships, Sustrans


How it fits with the strategic picture and what the council is already planning
- Adam Crowther, Head of Strategic City Transport, Bristol City Council


Liveable neighbourhoods in Waltham Forest
- Cllr Clyde Loakes, Waltham Forest Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment, London Borough of Waltham Forest


Examples from Bristol
- Richard Goldthorpe, Placeshaping Manager, Bristol City Council

Session 3 - Perspectives on benefits and trade-offs of changing our neighbourhoods

The benefits and trade-offs of changing our neighbourhoods on the climate
- Jess Read, Independent walking and cycling engineer


The benefits and trade-offs of changing our neighbourhoods on disability
- David Redgewell, Bristol Equalities Forum


The benefits and trade-offs of changing our neighbourhoods on older people
- Carly Urbanski, Head of Programming and Bianca Rossetti, Age-Friendly Project Officer, Bristol Ageing Better

The benefits and trade-offs of changing our neighbourhoods on safety
- Lyndsey Melling, Liveable Bristol


The benefits and trade-offs of changing our neighbourhoods on young people
- Maryan Sayidali, young person


Session 5 - What liveable neighbourhoods would mean in practice

Scale and pace of change needed to deliver our polices/commitments (eg climate, ecology, air pollution)
- Andrew Linfoot, One City Environment Board

What criteria could be used for prioritising where we focus resource?
- Jacob Pryor, Transport Policy and Strategy Team Manager


How communities could be involved in designing neighbourhoods (co-design principles / working with harder to reach communities)
- Ellie Freeman, Action Greater Bedminster


How public transport can support the change – First Bus
- Chris Hanson, Operation Director at First Bus


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