Some streets in Bristol will be traffic free today as part of an experiment that could see cars banned on a regular basis next year.
Bristol Mayor George Ferguson has announced his new cabinet, which now features members from four political parties.
George Ferguson proposes parking zones across Bristol
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Controversial plans to introduce residents' parking zones in Bristol have been scaled back. Mayor George Ferguson wanted to see 18 zones rolled out within the next 18 months.
But now reduced plans of 12 zones in central locations were approved by the City Council's Cabinet this evening, with the remaining 6 now subject to further review.
Controversial plans to introduce residents' parking zones in Bristol are expected to be scaled back. Mayor George Ferguson wanted to see 18 zones rolled out within the next 18 months.
But now reduced plans of 12 zones in central locations are set to be put before Bristol City Council's Cabinet this evening.
Even before the barriers had come down after the first of Bristol's Car Free Sundays, local pressure group Living Heart for Bristol were calling for the closures to become permanent, 7 days a week. Spokesman Steve Melia told us why.
Motorists in Bristol found their usual routes closed today as Mayor George Ferguson's experiment with car free Sundays began.
Called "Make Sundays Special" the plan involves closing some city centre roads to traffic once a month to allow pedestrians to roam freely and enjoy some street entertainment. Nigel Turner went along to have a look.
Bristol Mayor George Ferguson has hailed the first car free Sunday in Bristol City Centre as a success but says it will take time to decide if the scheme should become a permanent feature.
Several roads, including Baldwin Street and Corn Street were closed to traffic to allow pedestrians to enjoy street entertainment without cars or pollution from the traffic.
This is how Baldwin Street looks this morning for car-free Sunday.