What do you think of plans to make the Bearpit less grizzly?
PEOPLE are being asked for their views on improvements to the Bearpit – the sunken roundabout at St James Barton.
A walkway scheme has been suggested which means that pedestrians and cyclists will be able to cross the road at surface level and walk around the rim of the sunken area.
The plan is part of a phased programme of work to improve the area following a promise by city councillors to spend up to £1 million on a makeover.
The council is keen to see the Bearpit improved to provide a better link between Stokes Croft and the city centre.
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Kaz van den Berg, from the Bearpit Improvement Group, said three options have been put forward which all include a surface walkway. But each option provides different ways of using the sunken area.
She said: "With an estimated daily footfall of around 14,000, the scheme will have a positive impact on all those who use the Bearpit. The scheme provides the opportunity to improve the safety, convenience and aesthetics of the area through providing surface level access for pedestrians, cyclists and disabled users.
"We therefore feel it is important that positive changes continue to take place within the Bearpit."
She said results from the consultation would help to shape what happened to the Bearpit.
The consultation, which runs until November 30, is online at www.thebearpitsurvey.co.uk.
Further details can be found at the improvement group's website, www.the-bear-pit.org.uk.