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Last Updated: Thursday, 15 May, 2003, 17:56 GMT 18:56 UK
Bristol centre to be revamped
City junction in Bristol
The junction in Bristol has raised concerns

Significant alterations are to be made to the road system in Bristol's centre following concerns raised by the city coroner.

At the inquest into the death of a man who was hit by a bus, parts of the city layout were described as "dangerous, confusing and wrong".

When it was built three years ago, the junction pictured above was hailed as a showpiece pedestrian area, but now the Bristol Coroner is calling for improvements.

And officials are promising to act. Jo Davies, from the city council, said: "We are aware of the increased number of accidents at the crossing.

"We are going to move the crossing further from Baldwin Street towards Broad Quay: and we are looking at introducing technology to make pedestrians more aware, and traffic calming measures along Broad Quay."

Redevelopment has already started on St Augustine's Parade, and once this has finished, the pedestrian crossing will be moved.




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