Pedestrian crossings: the good, the bad and the rationale

Date: 16 October 2018
Time: 6:45pm - 8:30pm
Cost: Free

Come and join Bristol Walking Alliance, Bristol Health Partners and Bristol City Council on Tuesday 16 October for this FREE event at the Watershed in which we will examine the issue of crossing the road.

Bristol has a range of pedestrian crossings and other urban design features to help people cross roads. Some of them seem to work well, others can be problematic. Streets without suitable crossing facilities make walking less appealing and can be a significant barrier to some people. The types of crossing needed will vary, but on all streets it should be easy for people of all ages and abilities to find a safe place to cross.

Speakers at this event will examine some of the health research related to road crossings, the challenges for some people in getting across the road, and the rationale for specific designs. There will be plenty of time to ask questions and give your views.

  • 6.45pm Light refreshments (soft drinks and nibbles) will be available before you take your seat
  • 7.00pm Welcome and introductions
  • 7.10pm Is crossing the road a public health issue?
  • 7.30pm Can crossings work for everyone?
  • 7.50pm Which crossing? Where? And why?
  • 8.10pm Question and answer session
  • 8.30pm Close

Speakers include Dr Suzanne Audrey, Senior Research Fellow in Public Health at the University of Bristol, and Max Thorley, Traffic Signals & Urban Transport Management and Control Manager for Bristol City Council.

Event address: Waterside 3
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