Co-develop - results


We asked 

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.

How we engaged

To make sure the we reached as wide an audience as possible the team did the following: 

  • Launched design toolkit, A/B Street tool and online interactive maps
  • Sent 6,340 letters sent to local households and businesses
  • Engaged 370 key local stakeholders, emergency services, citywide equality, community, and faith groups through stakeholder communications
  • Promoted the engagement including on lampposts across the project area to advertise the engagement and provide contact details in different forms
  • Ran online stakeholder briefings
  • Ran in-person mapping workshops
  • Visited school assemblies, ran classroom sessions
  • Held pop-up on-street information stalls with active travel support

You said

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. 

MeasureNumber of suggestions received
Main roads
Protected cycle track212
Safe crossings and junction232
Side road treatment142
Local streets
Bus gate28
Diagonal filter11
Modal filter124
One-way and banned turn80
Pocket park71
School street45
Community assets
Cycle/e-scooter parking80
Cycle hangar112
EV charge point43
Street art98
Street lighting113
Street trees and planting191
Total number of suggestions received1695

What happens next

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. 

Check out the following documents

East Bristol Liveable Neighbourhood Co-develop Engagement report - Executive summary.pdf
East Bristol Liveable Neighbourhood Co-develop Engagement report - Executive summary.pdf