No need to use subways to cross the Bear Pit
A £1 MILLION crossing for pedestrians and cyclists at St James Barton roundabout in Bristol's city centre is expected to be approved by cabinet councillors next week.
The roundabout was built in the 1960s when planners believed that motorists and pedestrians should be kept apart.
But the result was to create a sunken area where people felt unsafe at night and a road layout considered one of the worst in the country for cyclists.
The new crossings would be created where traffic lights are already installed.
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They would mean that people could cross at street level to a new walkway on the rim of the sunken area, known as the Bear Pit. The improvements would mean people would not have to use the dingy subways to get from one side of the roundabout to the other.
Talks are still in progress about improvements to the sunken area which might include an outdoor art gallery, an area for traders and coloured surface markings.