Bristol officially launches plans to pedestrianise centre

Temporary street closures, backed by local businesses, will be made permanent in early 2021

A scheme to turn Bristol’s historic centre into a pedestrian-only zone has been officially launched as part of moves to get the city back on its feet following the shock of the coronavirus pandemic.

A chunk of the Old City, which includes restaurants, cafes, independent shops and some civic buildings, has been cleared of traffic.

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