Car-free Sundays in Bristol explained

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.

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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.

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