Between 12 September and 31 October 2022 Bristol City Council conducted the co-develop stage of the East Bristol Liveable Neighbourhood pilot. This early engagement included online briefings and in-person workshops to help people decide where design solutions should be placed across the project area, which covers Barton Hill, and parts of Redfield and St George.
People used a design toolkit of options for providing better access to green and play space, better connections to local shops, schools and health services using public transport, walking and cycling routes, and more social and community activity space.
To make sure the we reached as wide an audience as possible the team did the following:
Across the main roads and local streets and the community asset interactive maps, 1,695 points suggesting locations for specific design solutions were mapped by 217 people online and at in-person events.
|Number of suggestions received
|Protected cycle track
|Safe crossings and junction
|Side road treatment
|One-way and banned turn
|EV charge point
|Street trees and planting
|Total number of suggestions received
The project team has been carrying out a technical review of the responses from the second round of engagement, to understand how the different suggestions could be developed into a scheme that will meet the project objectives. Other design considerations that will be considered include the results of the first round of engagement and the baseline traffic, walking and cycling data, which clearly show where there are issues in the area.
Once an area-wide scheme has been developed an Outline Business Case (OBC) will be completed to seek further funding from the West of England Combined Authority. This will outline the holistic design for the neighbourhood, detailing what elements will be trialled with temporary materials. Traffic modelling will also be carried out to help understand how the scheme may perform in terms of modal shift and economics. The council will look to set up a trial to understand how the scheme works in practice before further engagement on how permanent solutions could help to balance how streets are used for people and traffic.