Wednesday, 22 July 2009
Stockwood - Bristol's newest shopping destination!
Things have been happening at Hollway Road shops, the parade of two dozen units plus library at the heart of Stockwood. Cycling City is on the job of turning it into the destination retail centre of choice for the cyclists of South Bristol.
Until now, we've had to make do with just three bike stands at the shops.
Now, two have been added at the library
.....plus two at the Co-op
.....plus three at the post office
.....plus two at the chippy
.....plus two at the offie.
Sadly, the recently refurbished playground at Cottle Road Park, with its own little shopping parade, remains without any provision for bikes.
As do the shops on Sturminster Road.
Clearly, there's a plan behind all this. If only we knew what it was.
Meanwhile, the other side of the one-time tracks, the Parks people are consulting about the future of the few acres of open space between the Whitchurch Railway Path and the Saltwell Viaduct on the A37. Apparently it's a Site of Nature Conservation Interest, (which makes it pretty safe from being sold off to provide park-keepers in Knowle). But isn't this the place where Cycling City want to provide a new off-road link route under the viaduct and up into Whitchurch? They don't seem to have told the Parks planners.....