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Cars to be banned from parts of Bristol city centre in major boost for cycling and walking

The council plans include banning cars from Bristol Bridge and a section of Baldwin Street, as well as pedestrianising the Old City and widening pavements across Bristol.

The routes out of Bristol’s bus nightmare

Councillors throw out airport expansion plans, but is this the end of the road?

Ideas and Action

Defiant, weary, resigned - meet the locals living under the flight path

With the decision to expand Bristol Airport being announced later tonight, we ask the people most directly affected about how they feel ahead of the verdict.

Opinion

'Plans for new roads threaten Bristol’s countryside and limit action on the climate crisis'

Fight For Fair Air

‘If the water was killing hundreds of people every year, there would be an outcry’

'Children are being deprived of feeling part of their city'

Hartcliffe youngsters are campaigning for free bus travel for children.

Opinion: Electric cars are not the answer

The popularity of electric cars looks set to increase, but they are no green panacea, argues Adam Reynolds.

Calls to take control of Bristol's buses as First sell-off announced

Supporters say it would give Bristol a bus service that works for Bristolians, instead of for-profit companies.

Bristol History Podcast // Concorde

This week I met with Dr. Keith McLoughlin of Bristol University to discuss the remarkable story of Concorde - the first supersonic passenger aircraft.

'The difference between First Bus and buses that work for us is political pressure'

Why is it, that in 21st century Bristol we don't have reliable public transport, asks Matthew Hollinshead. 

Opinion: Why progressive cities let cyclists run red lights

Knee-jerk reactions are putting lives at risk. It’s time to reform cycling laws based on sound science and not tabloid headlines, argues Simon Oxenham.

Transport budget cuts could lead to isolation

Future transfer of transport responsibilities to Metro Mayor expected to save money, but there are fears subsidies cuts could end some services.

Bristol’s invisible killer

What kills twenty times more people than road traffic collisions, and is second only to smoking as a cause of death?

Subsidies on board

With private companies in charge of operating Bristol’s essential network of bus services, corporate welfare means taxpayers pay twice

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