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 for South Gloucestershire or the other councils in the area.

We’ve added this to our list of useful resources for local actions.

Our current funding does not include bigger projects like new pathways, but if you mention these we’ll gather them for future bids.

Please note that the Bristol Bugbears website is not monitored for defects in the highway. If you are reporting a street or road defect (e.g. a pothole/poor road surface) please add it directly to the Bristol City Council Street and Road Problem Report Form.

Source: Commonplace for Bristol Bugbears