Princes Street Bridge closed to cars


Well, at least for 6 months whilst the bridge is being refurbished from mid-August.

This will be a practical test of filtered permeability in the centre as a temporary scaffolding bridge is being put up for pedestrians and cyclists. It’s only 3m wide however so probably only suitable for walking with bikes.

Now this is a chance to see the effect of closing the bridge to general traffic. Will Bristol grind to a halt? We very much doubt it.

We will be pressing for this to be a evaluated for a permanent measure. Just the kind of thing that should have been planned as part of Green Capital and disappointing that we’re only now hearing about it, and as a temporary measure.

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