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Introducing the trial scheme

We are excited to present our plans for the trial scheme that will help make Barton Hill and parts of Redfield and St George quieter, safer and healthier places to live and spend time.

You can find out more about the trial at one of our info sessions or on a walkabout of the area in May and June.

Drop-in info sessions

  • St George Community Centre on Tuesday 9 May from 1pm to 4pm
  • Bethsesda Methodist Church on Sunday 14 May from 11am to 3pm
  • St Anne’s Boardmill Social Club on Tuesday 23 May from 3pm to 7pm
  • Barton Hill Settlement on Tuesday 6 June from 10am to 2pm
  • There’s no need to book – just turn up!


  • St George walkabout on Tuesday 11 May from 6pm to 7pm
  • Redfield walkabout on Thursday 25 May from 6pm to 7pm
  • Barton Hill walkabout on Thursday 8 June from 10am to 11am
  • How we got here

    Lots of people told us how streets across the pilot project could be improved by using a range of measures from our design toolkit.

    We put all of that feedback together in our co-develop report, and have used it to shape the trial.

    The trial will take place from the autumn and will see a series of measures installed across Barton Hill and parts of Redfield and St George.

    Measures include:

  • modal filters
  • bus gates
  • pocket parks
  • Changes to one-way and two-way traffic flow
  • cycle hangars
  • trees in large planters
  • We’ll be asking for your views again once the trial is underway and will run workshops to co-design what the permanent measures could look like.

    See a map of the trial and what local streets will look like once it’s underway.

    About the permanent scheme

    We are unable to trial some of the measures as they can only be installed on a permanent basis. However, they will still be included in the final scheme and include:

  • street lighting
  • signalised crossings
  • footway improvements
  • planting street trees
  • Sections of protected cycle track
  • We have drawn up indicative plans for the permanent scheme, which will be a working document that will change following feedback from the trial.

    See a map showing early plans for the permanent scheme.

    Talk to the team

    To find out more, ask questions, and raise any issues you can book a one-to-one phone call or virtual meeting with the team.

    Email the Liveable Neighbourhoods team.

    Telephone: 0117 903 6449 and leave a message and we will call you back.

    Are you a community group or organisation based in east Bristol?

    Please also contact us if you would like us to come and tell your group more about the project or if you are running any community events that we could have a presence at, such as a market, in May and June.

    Want to start walking, cycling and try the bus?

    We offer free support to get you moving, including loaning out bikes, giving out train and bus taster tickets, and promoting east Bristol walking groups and trails.

    Find out more about the help we offer.

    Posted on 3rd May 2023

    by Liveable Neighbourhoods team