Hotwells & Harbourside Liveable Neighbourhoods/20 Minute Neighbourhoods Group
Would you like cleaner air where you live? Peace and quiet? Less traffic? Safer streets? Play areas for kids and safe routes to school? An attractive, thriving local high street with outdoor seating and lots of greenery? Higher life expectancy? A healthier city?
Liveable Neighbourhoods have been defined as 'residential neighbourhoods with traffic filters inside them to stop cars, vans and lorries using the streets as rat-runs’, but we’d like to broaden that out a bit in our locality because we have such a variety of roads with varying speed limits, and Hotwells Road which is a potential high street which is also an arterial road.
Our group is part of a wider Bristol campaign for Low Traffic Neighbourhoods called Liveable Bristol and is currently run by volunteers. Uniting our overall aims and linking with groups citywide will give us a stronger voice when it comes to taking to Bristol City Council and regional and national Government about community aspirations for a safer, cleaner Bristol. The Liveable Bristol website has a Q & A page and examples of successful LN’s.
We’d love you to join us in updating our 2008 Community Traffic Strategy and start working together to create some plans for a better streets for all users. Here are some further interesting links:
- Liveable Neighbourhoods Bristol - Brochure
- Living Streets Living Streets Impact 2020
- Friends of the Earth gives 27 actions local authorities can take to reduce car use in this policy article Climate Emergency - how do local authorities get people out of their cars.
- Transport Quality for Life
- Transport for London - Economic benefits of walking and cycling