University of Bristol’s Plans for Pedestrianisation of Tyndall’s Avenue
Letter from Avril Baker consultants
I am writing to you on behalf of the University of Bristol regarding emerging plans for public realm improvements to Tyndall Avenue and to invite you to take part in consultation on this project.
The scope of this project is to bring forward the re-design of Tyndall Avenue as a public space to serve the University, the local community and the general public. This includes proposals to pedestrianise Tyndall Avenue and re-route vehicular traffic along St Michael’s Park. This will enable the University to provide a high quality and flexible public realm at the heart of the University precinct, and to enhance the student experience by re-orientating the student focus and facilities along Tyndall Avenue.
The public realm proposals are still at an early stage and a first pre-application planning enquiry will be made to Bristol City Council later this month. The University and its project team would therefore like to share these initial proposals with key stakeholders and the local community before working up a more detailed scheme and submitting a planning application.
You may be interested to know that a public exhibition of the proposals will be on display in Senate House foyer until 22nd February. There will be a staffed session for near neighbours and the wider public at the exhibition from 4 – 7pm on 1st February.
From 1st February more information about the project, together with the exhibition material and a feedback survey, will also be online at www.bristol.ac.uk/estates/projects/tyndallplace/
Kingsdown Conservation Group supports the intention to “maintain two-way vehicular traffic and cycle routes” on Tyndall Avenue published in the University Of Bristol’s Master Plan, which was adopted by the city as planning policy in 2007.
The use of the road as Shared Space, which has been implemented on Exhibition Road in Kensington, is the design approach favoured by the Group, which does not support the proposed pedestrianisation of Tyndall Avenue outlined above. Members are encouraged to consider the wider consequences of these pre-application proposals and visit the exhibition.