Published: 9th OCTOBER 2019

Making the Bristol and Bath Railway Path better for all

The One Path: BS5 project seeks to build on the success of the Bristol and Bath Railway Path, while addressing issues that sometimes arise on one of its busiest stretches.

The Project

The project is built on the input of local communities, working with Sustrans and Bristol City Council. Together we will be delivering improvements to a 1.7-mile section of the path, between Clay Bottom and Trinity Street, with funding from the Department for Transport.

Stage 1 of 3 community co-discover workshops:

These are about finding out what the local community and path users think about the path.

  • Thursday 17 October, 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Hannah Moore’s School, St. Philips
  • Friday 18 October, 3:30 – 6:30 pm at Easton Community Centre
  • Monday 21 October, 3:30 – 7:00 pm at Rose Green Centre

Stage 2 of 3 community co-discover workshops:

These drop-in workshops will be a vital, fun and hands-on chance for you to bring your ideas on how the path experience can be improved for everyone.

  • Thursday 07 November, 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Hannah More School, St. Philips
  • Monday 11 November, 5.15 – 7:00 pm at Easton Community Centre
  • Tuesday 12 November, 3:30 – 7:00 pm at Rose Green Centre

There will also be a community inception meeting on:

  • Friday 18 October, 7:00 pm at Easton Community Centre            

There are other ways of getting involved in the project.

The community vision:

“We are committed to a Bristol and Bath Railway Path that is a safe space: a park, path and place for all users, by foot or by wheel, enabling healthy lifestyles in a green and biodiverse corridor linking the two cities and communities across the West of England Combined Authority.”

“We will work with all of the communities who use the Bristol and Bath Railway Path to redesign and reshape it so that its value to people, wildlife, its localities and the region as a whole is enhanced and protected for generations to come.”

What’s happening?

You will notice some banners and plaques appearing on the path, containing keywords and phrases that help path users to think about the path. These words are based on user surveys that were carried out last year.

Use the words as prompts to start conversations with your friends and family, about what you think of the path, your experience of using it, and things you think could be improved.

And let us know what you think too.

How do I get involved?

There are a series of community workshops helping local people get involved with discovering the issues, co-creating and prioritising solutions, and then refining those solutions.

These will then be worked into a technical design that Sustrans and Bristol City Council will look to deliver by early 2021.

Take the survey

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