A number of BCyC members are active in local community speedwatch groups. Support from police for CSW has been a bit hit and miss recently, mostly due to the endless reorganisations. Considering the widespread concerns about speeding it's surprising that there are so few CSW groups, possibly only 4 across the city. There was a meeting in May to review and consider ways forward ( review-of-community-speedwatch and community-speedwatch-meeting-may-2016 ). Currently the details of vehicle are copied by hand at least 4 times, leading to unnecessary workloads and the possibility of errors. A new procedure (with the acronym 'Swan') is that the CSW volunteers will update a spreadsheet. Under Swan the target for letters to go to members of the public is 15 days, the same as for…
The new Bristol City Council Bugbears site is going to be very useful. There is funding to make small improvements to cycling and walking facilities around the city. As the council says "Fixing small things can make a big difference - bugbears are the small irritating things that hinder your cycling and walking through Bristol. It could be roads that could be made safer, missing signage, overgrown paths, uneven surfaces, obstacles or potholes." This is not for defects or larger projects (like proper Space for Cycling routes). The main challenge to making this a useful tool is how to distill and prioritise the very large number of issues being posted. A second issue is that this site is only for Bristol Council. There is no equivalent…
Good to see Bristol 24/7 keeping the issue of the future of Prince Street Bridge in the spotlight. Nothing new here however, beyond the consultation over the summer about the protected cycle route.
Our view was that the proposed 3m wide two way route wasn't wide enough, that it gave up at the centre, and that a wholly different and more sensible solution will be possible once it's decided that people walking and cycling should have proper provision. Sign the petition here.
Source: Bristol 24/7 - News and Features | News | Transport | Cycle plans around Prince Street include pedestrianisation
As with all campaigns, it's easy to forget to take time to recognise what's actually been achieved. In the past year a lot has happened, not the least of which is that our Space for Cycling campaign won the May elections ! At our September meetup and AGM on Weds 28th September we'll be celebrating our successes and looking forward. Everyone is warmly welcomed. This year our big campaign was around the May elections. We put forward three Space for Cycling manifestos, for Bristol Mayor , for councillors , and for the Police and Crime Commissioner . A special website was set up and hundreds of people helped get statements of support from all the main candidates for Mayor and PCC, and from 40% of council candidates. Fully 64%…
South Gloucestershire Draft Cycle Strategy - our response
New website for Bristol Cycling Campaign
A Modest Proposal #5: The Bear Pit / St James Barton Roundabout
Space for Cycling wins Bristol Elections 2016
A lot of useful work has gone in to this draft strategy which follows on from the publication last year of the Bristol Cycle Strategy. As with all general plans…Read More
We've updated our website. We hope it's easier to use and find the information you need to be part of making Bristol better for cycling. All the information is still…Read More
St James Barton roundabout remains among the worst in Bristol for cyclists. This is despite the sterling work of The Bearpit Improvement Group and the recently completed £1million scheme to provde a route around the…Read More
Following a hard fought campaign Space for Cycling emerged as the clear winner of the Bristol 2016 elections, securing not only the mayoralty, but also 63% of all the Councillors.…Read More