We visit the Bristol street that has been pedestrianised and ask the traders what impact it has had

Work on making Cotham Hill traffic-free was completed last month

The permanent pedestrianisation of Cotham Hill was completed in the last week of December with the installation of a new road layout and motorised traffic being banned from some sections.

The scheme follows a two-year trial and a consultation in which the council said there was strong support for keeping the area between Whiteladies Gate and Hampton Lane and between Hampton Park and Abbotsford Road pedestrianised.

We had the opportunity to talk with traders to see how the Christmas season had treated their business and the impacts of the pedestrianisation of the street on their business.

Overall, they had not seen much impact on the business by the pedestrianisation but some outline the area looked nicer.

Here's what we found:

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