Bristol's Old City to be given a makeover
By ptics | Friday, February 22, 2013, 11:41
The Old City area of Bristol is to be given a bold makeover in a move aimed at making it a prime destination, attracting more visitors and restoring it to former glories.
Bristol’s Old City to be given a makeover.
The local community is being invited to a workshop to consider proposals which have been developed from the public consultation last autumn.
These include an experimental traffic system, suspending parking bays and removing through traffic from Corn Street north of St Nicholas Street to create a more pedestrian-friendly, continental-style environment and encourage more on-street activity.
The workshop will be held at The Old Council House on Tuesday, February 26. For details contact email@example.com
The changes are part of the Mayor of Bristol's vision for the city which he wants to make the most welcoming in Europe.
The Old City is central to this vision with Corn St restored as a proper high street, and with a high-quality redevelopment of the St Mary le Port site to restore the historic heart of the city. The Mayor has also plans to introduce traffic-free Sundays as part of his 'Make Sundays Special' campaign.
The Mayor of Bristol George Ferguson said: "The Old City area is the historic heart of the city and a key part of our heritage. The proposals, which we have consulted widely on, will help make it more attractive, more visitor-friendly and more vibrant, drawing in tourists and Bristolians alike.
"The launch of a Saturday market will also give local businesses a shot in the arm, as will my 'Make Sundays Special' initiative starting in June during Big Green Week."."