Pedestrianise the centre + monorail

Make Bristolians reclaim their city centre by pedestrianise the area around the harbour / Colston Hall / Welsch Back and install a mono rail between the pedestrianised area and Temple Meads to allow easy access by Public Transport

Why the contribution is important

We need to restore the ownership of the centre of the city to the people of Bristol, to enjoy walking and taking their time. The urban planning of the last 50 years has favoured cars but the time is right to reverse it and do what most other continental cities have done with success.

by user425923 on November 22, 2013 at 08:24PM

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  • Posted by user718520 November 25, 2013 at 10:42

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  • Posted by user563645 November 25, 2013 at 14:29

    'We need to restore the ownership of the centre of the city to the people of Bristol'

    But you are not speaking for all of the people of Bristol. I am a Bristolian, and I am not in favour of pedestrianisation of the centre. I believe that the businesses in the city centre will die if you ban the car, people will simply not bother to visit the city centre if you make it difficult for them. You can't just pretend that cars don't exist and ban them. There are many reasons why people choose a private car over public transport. A monorail will not address all of these reasons.

  • Posted by user718520 November 27, 2013 at 11:44

    There are lots of pedestrian improvements planned as part of the MetroBus scheme which will pass through the city centre. Find out more at:[…]/Zone%205%20Central%20Bristol.pdf

    With the monorail idea. Don't forget the council must save £90 million from its budget - Also, central government has greatly reduced its expenditure as part of its deficit reduction programme meaning there is less money available for capital projects.

    Take a look at for the sorts of ideas George is looking for. A key feature must be achievable in the current economic climate.

    Major transport projects in the UK require central government funding. The government has promised a significant multi-million investment to the West of England Partnership for the MetroBus scheme (this money can only be spent on this scheme). This scheme was 8 years in the planning.

    It is highly unlikely there will not be any more major funding in this parliament for transport schemes.
  • Posted by user553970 December 08, 2013 at 17:41

    We do need more pedestrianisation and improvements to public transport. I am not sure about the feasibility of the monorail idea. Funding would be a problem.
  • Posted by user974253 December 31, 2013 at 18:06

    There are more practical ways than a monorail, that could be integrated with existing rail routes in the future. Public transport only for the central area has some appeal, but our record on pedestrianising is not good - too many "nearly" examples like East St in Bedminster.
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