Bristol closed to Sunday traffic

Bristol city centre is to be closed to traffic once a month under a new plan announced today by Mayor George Ferguson.

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Traffic-free Sundays announced for Bristol: full report

Bristol's city centre streets are to close to traffic in a radical plan annonced today by George Ferguson. Vehicles will be banned on selected Sundays during the summer.

Instead, roads will be turned into pedestrian areas to encourage new events and street performances.

The Mayor says it's his idea to keep Sundays special but not everyone agrees.

Richard Payne reports:


Bristol centre to close to traffic on selected Sundays

If successful, the scheme will be extended to include more streets Credit: ITV News West Country

Bristol city centre is to close to traffic on selected Sundays, Mayor George Ferguson will announce today. The Making Sundays Special scheme will start on the twenty third of June and ban traffic from the streets to encourage community groups and street performers.

Initially, once a month over the summer, the scheme is expected to become weekly. It could also be extended to include more streets if successful and folows the example of Bristol's twin French city, Bordeaux.