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What car-free Sunday means for travelling around

Baldwin Street, King Street and Corn Street are shut to traffic. Various events will be taking place to #MakeSundaysSpecial between 11am and 4pm. All roads will be closed from 9am til 6pm.

Travel and parking

  • All city car parks will be accessible although not necessarily by a route that you would normally use due to some closures being in place.
  • On street parking will be free as usual on a Sunday although it will be suspended on closed roads.
  • First are offering unlimited family travel (Up to 5 people, maximum 2 adults) for only £5 on Make Sundays Special days. More details here.

For details of road closures see here for the full Make Sundays Spacial map.


What you're saying to #MakeSundaysSpecial


May see if I can afford a skive to wander into the centre for #MakeSundaysSpecial , today. Looks like it will be fun.

What Bristol City Council is saying to #MakeSundaysSpecial


#MakesSundaysSpecial has city centre streets opened up to pedestrians but also a 2-mile loop for bikes, runners, skaters, boarders & walkers


#MakeSundaysSpecial is also about shopping local, with @stnicksmarket open, & joined by some of the South West's finest stalls along Corn St


#MakeSundaysSpecial is typically-Bristol in character - a bit random, chilled, unorthodox, artsy, green, local, bike-mad - and fun

It's the first ever car-free Sunday in Bristol!


Starting 11am, #MakeSundaysSpecial is all about opening up a few city centre streets to people, and giving them a rest from cars for the day

In a bid to 'Make Sundays Special', cars will be banned from some streets in Bristol. It's the vision of the city's Mayor George Ferguson who wants to make the area a more pleasant place to be.


Full report: Bristol's car free Sunday campaign

by Caron Bell

Some streets in Bristol will be traffic free this Sunday as part of an experiment that could see cars banned on a regular basis next year.

The roads will be closed to traffic in an ambitious plan to make one Sunday a month radically different to a normal day.

It's the idea of the Mayor of the city, George Ferguson - who is determined to make Bristol a more attractive place for pedestrians.

VIDEO: Bristol Mayor's car-free vision

Bristol Mayor George Ferguson believes that if you get rid of cars from the city's streets, they will make way for all kinds of entertainment.

Today performers took over North Street in Bedminster as a taster of what that might be like. Here's 30" to give you the idea.

Some streets in Bristol will be traffic-free this Sunday as part of an experiment that could see cars banned on a regular basis next year.

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