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The Brunel Mile

As part of the Brunel 200 finale celebrations, the latest initiative of the Bristol Legible City campaign, the Brunel Mile, was unveiled on Friday 15 September.

The aim of the Brunel Mile is to provide a direct pedestrian link across the city, joining up both the superb heritage of Brunel and Bristol's new public spaces and squares. It also spans the now bustling atmosphere of the Bristol Harbour and waterfront, reinforcing the nationally acclaimed pedestrian movement and signage system across the city centre connecting Broadmead, Harbourside and Temple.

Large format illustration of Brunel Mile route.

Along the route a specially commissioned series of contemporary panels provide information and images reflecting Brunel’s contribution to the city. Travellers leaving Temple Meads station to go to Temple Quay see the first panel, an 8-foot monolith which celebrates Brunel’s creative plans for the station, the first purpose-built railway terminus in the world.

Bristol Legible City’s monolith panels help the user identify where they are and help them plan their journey through a combination of text and map information.

Legible City is a unique concept to improve people's understanding, experience and enjoyment of the city.

For further information about the Legible City initiative, visit

The Brunel Mile - Monolith Signs

Brunel Mile Monolith.