Barton House evacuation: information for residents.

Which roads are closed in the Old City, vehicle access for loading and deliveries and parking for blue badge holders.

Parts of the Old City have been pedestrianised by closing the roads to traffic for specific parts of the day. This is to create an area that's safe and accessible for pedestrians and cyclists.

Closed roads

Except for loading and deliveries between 5am and 11am, Monday to Saturday, these roads in the Old City will be closed to vehicles every day:

  • Clare Street
  • Corn Street
  • Marsh Street
  • Small Street
  • St Stephens Avenue
  • St Stephens Street

Except for loading and deliveries between midnight and 11am, Monday to Saturday, these roads will be closed to vehicles very day:

  • Broad Street, from Newmarket Avenue to Bell Lane
  • Bell Lane
  • John Street (off Broad Street)

This part of Broad Street and Bell Lane has been made one way except for bicycles.

Enter the Old City pedestrianised area by vehicle

Entry barriers to the Old City are on:

  • Broad Street, just northwest of the Newmarket Avenue junction
  • St Stephens Street off Baldwin Street
  • St Stephens Street off Colston Avenue

Outside of the opening times for loading and deliveries, the barriers will be closed.

Entry outside of these hours will only be allowed to authorised vehicles via an automatic number plate recognition system.

Get vehicle access

If you need access outside of the opening times, you need to give us at least 5 working days' notice in advance.

To ask for vehicle access to the Old City, email parking.businessteam@bristol.gov.uk

For emergency access there's a contact phone number displayed on the signs at all entry points.

Exit the Old City pedestrianised area by vehicle

Exit points are on:

  • Broad Street via Bell Lane onto Small Street
  • Small Street leading to Quay Street
  • St Nicholas Street onto High Street

Loading and deliveries

You can access all roads for loading and deliveries Monday to Saturday, 5am to 11am.

Loading bays within the Old City are on:

  • Corn Street
  • St Nicholas Street
  • St Stephen's Street

Other loading bays are available, outside of the pedestrianised area, on:

  • Baldwin Street
  • Broad Street
  • Colston Avenue
  • High Street
  • Quay Street

Disabled and blue badge parking

With a blue badge you can park on double yellow lines for up to 3 hours, between 5am and 11am, when the barriers are open.

You must:

  • leave the pedestrianised area before 11am
  • not block roads or pavements

Disabled parking bays are available on:

  • Baldwin Street
  • Broad Street
  • Bridge Street
  • High Street

Motorcycles

Motorcycles are not allowed in the Old City area, except between:

  • 5am and 11am, Monday to Saturday
  • midnight and 11am on Broad Street, from Newmarket Avenue to Bell Lane, Bell Lane and John Street

This is so the area is fully pedestrianised which will reduce noise pollution and make it safer for pedestrians.

Map of the area

 A map to show the Old City including location of barriers, loading bays, disabled parking, roads that are closed to traffic and direction of travel.

  pdf Map of the pedestrianised area in the Old City (2.42 MB)