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Preparations for second car-free Sunday in Bristol

Revised parking plans passed by Cabinet

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.

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Bristol parking plans to be scaled back

The number of resident parking zones planned for the city is likely to be reduced Credit: ITV News West Country

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.

Bristolians enjoy their first car free Sunday

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.

Mayor Ferguson hails first car free Sunday

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.

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