Pedestrian crossings: the good, the bad and the rationale

Tuesday, 16 October, 2018 - 18:45 to 20:30
Waterside 3, Watershed, Harbourside, Bristol
Organised/hosted by: 
Bristol Health Partners and Bristol Walking Alliance

Come and join Bristol Walking Alliance, Bristol Health Partners, Bristol City Council ad others on Tuesday 16th 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 you 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; Max Thorley,Traffic Signals & Urban Transport Management and Control Manager for Bristol City Council: and representatives of voluntary groups.

We hope you can make it!

How to book: 

Please book your FREE ticket through Eventbrite:

Contact name: 
Suzanne Audrey