Traffic banned

BRISTOL City Council is celebrating the permanent pedestrianisation of Cotham Hill.

It said the £645,000 scheme was “materially complete” before Christmas although there were still “some finishing touches to make, including installing bins, cycle stands, and a small section of cycle lane between Woodland Road and Hampton Road”.

The ban on motor vehicles, which grew out of a temporary scheme in 2021, aims to make it safer to walk, wheel, and cycle, reducing air pollution.

Next month, work will begin on improvements along Park Row, Perry Road, Upper Maudlin Street and Colston Street.

This will include:

• Upgrading cycle lanes and other cycle infrastructure

• Upgrading crossings and other pedestrian infrastructure

• Upgrading traffic signals

• Creating loading bays and disabled bays