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  • 20mph saves emissions, energy AND lives

    The 20mph debate rages on in Bristol, with murmurings of potential reversal, Bristol Cycle Campaign want to shed some facts on an important aspect – Energy and Emissions. We've even got a handy infographic. One controversial argument often heard is that a vehicle travelling at 20mph has higher fuel consumption and Read More
  • Bristol Road Justice Group submits evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group's inquiry

    The All-Party Parliamentary Cycling Group have launched a new inquiry. All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal cross-party Westminster groups that are run by and for members of the Houses of Commons and Lords. They cover subjects which are of interest to members of parliament from all parties. It allows members to Read More
  • What are the police doing about collisions resulting in injury to cyclists?

    Cycling road casualty numbers appear to have stabilised with collisions per million km cycled having dropped. But the police still recorded 250 incidents* of injury to cyclists in 2015 1 with 38 being detained in hospital 2. So what are the police doing about this? Well the answer is, as Read More
  • Government consulting on driving injustices

    The Government have finally announced a consultation on motoring offences. This will include a consideration of the grey boundary between careless and dangerous driving. This review was first promised by the prime minister following representations by the parents of deceased cyclists Ross and Claire Simmons. The couple were killed in Read More
  • Restrictions on cycles on trains in Bath area this April

    We've been notified of restrictions to carrying cycles on the replacement bus services in operation while Bath station is being modernised this April. This leaflet has further details GWR Bath Station Modernisation leaflet TPOD3 FINAL, but the key points are: Weekend of 8/9 April - Buses replace trains Bristol Temple Meads Read More
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  • A Modest Proposal #4: Clanage Road Roundabout and the Festival Way +

    If you want to scare yourself rigid, pop along to Clanage Road roundabout on any weekday in term time at 3.15pm. That's the time that 1,500 kids pour out of Ashton Park School and onto the fast busy roundabout on the A369. This is a key hub on the F11 Inner Orbital Cycling Freeway in the BCyC strategic cycle network and close to F8 Festival Way Quietway. BCyC members have been working with local residents Read More
  • South Gloucestershire Draft Cycle Strategy - our response +

    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 and statements of intent they are likely to have only a slight influence on what actually happens, but they are absolutely necessary and important to get right as they make certain outcomes more likely than others. Read our full response here: 2016-01-15SouthGloucestershireCyclingStrategy. Ref: Draft Version Read More
  • Space for Cycling wins Bristol Elections 2016 +

    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. Mayor Marvin Rees (who also represents Labour) said "I support cycling. Not only does it have obvious health benefits in keeping people fit and improving the air quality, but it has social benefits too, getting people out and about, talking to each other, experiencing life." Read More
  • A Modest Proposal #6; Eight to Eighty cycling on Gloucester Road +

    Did you know that Gloucester Road was one of Bristol’s busiest cycle routes? What’s more, the number of people cycling has doubled in the last ten years whereas motor vehicle numbers have dropped by a fifth. These facts can be seen from Department for Transport Traffic Counts. So what does this tell us? Bristol’s Cycling City money has been well spent? Not quite. Significant Cycling City money was not spent on Gloucester Road infrastructure as Read More
  • A Modest Proposal #5: The Bear Pit / St James Barton Roundabout +

    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 inner edge of the roundabout at street level for pedestrians and cyclists. We hope this already outdated scheme will be the last time huge budgets will be spent forcing cycles to share busy spaces with pedestrians (see BCyC Policy on Read More
  • Joint Spatial Plan and Joint Transport Study - our response +

    These two major strategic plans will shape some profound changes to our city and towns over the coming years. The four West of England councils (Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Bath & North East Somerset) together are working on a draft Joint Spatial Plan setting out how the area will accomodate 85,000 new homes and growth of 20%. The companion Joint Transport Study will shape how people travel, and whether we achieve the Bristol Cycle Read More
  • A Modest Proposal #3: Inner Loop Proposal +

    The Bristol Cycling Campaign is putting together a proposal to City Hall for a segregated loop around the city centre. The Inner Loop Cycleway will link the new and established radial routes and help cyclists safely negotiate the ‘tarmac collar’ of the city’s motor traffic dominated Inner Ring Road. The proposed route will be designed to the Dutch standard, sections of it already exist through earlier developments. What follows is a summary of our proposal. Read More
  • Cafes list - top tips for day rides +

    We are often asked for our tips on good local cafés to visit for day rides out of Bristol, and so we have put together this little list of ten favourites from members’ suggestions. They make ideal rides out if you are looking for a short or long adventure on the saddle. We suggest checking they are open beforehand and using Cyclestreets.net, our favourite route planner, or Google to determine your best route. In no Read More
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