20 is Plenty
Lower speeds on roads where people live, walk and shop benefit everyone, particularly the old and young. People also feel less intimidated about cycling, and our car journey times are barely affected. The encouragement this gives people to choose active travel has enormous consequences for improved health, well being and air quality for everyone in Bristol. 20mph limits were one of our founding campaign objectives in 1991. We celebrate that this has largely been achieved, and is now a foundation for the next step of Liveable Neighbourhoods for Bristol.
We strongly support the city-wide 20mph areas and want these extended to every residential street in the Greater Bristol. We support a ‘Total Twenty’ approach where higher speeds limits are an exception, and only where there is protected Space for Cycling. There is an excellent website with all the evidence at Bristol’s Better at 20.
All the consultations!
Bristol City Council currently has nine consultations open for street interventions across the city, which could lead to improved environments for people walking and cycling in those areas. We've written a detailed response for five of these, which you can view here: ATF Consultation Response Jan 2021 - Bristol Cycling The first response covers the following areas: Cotham Hill, Cotham Princess Victoria Street, Clifton St Marks Road, Easton Rosemary Lane, Eastville Picton Street, Montpelier We'll soon…Read More
More consultations now open for street transformations
Hot on the heels of the three consultations which opened last week, Bristol City Council has opened three further consultations for Park Row, Rosemary Lane (Eastville) and Picton Street (Montpelier). These which could be transformed into better places for people walking and cycling. These changes will be implemented in the first half of 2021 with funding from the government's "Active Travel Fund". Two of these streets, Rosemary Lane in Eastville and Picton Street in Montpelier,…Read More
Improvement consultations now open for three streets in Bristol
Three new consultations have been opened today by Bristol City Council, ahead of changes which could be made to streets in Bristol early next year, paid for by the DfT’s “Active Travel Fund”. These early stage consultations have been opened for three streets: Cotham Hill, Cotham Princess Victoria Street, Clifton St Marks Road, Easton There are great opportunities on these streets to create better environments for residents and businesses whilst improving conditions for sustainable transport.…Read More
Liveable Neighbourhoods for Southville and Bedminster - First Meeting
Our friends at Liveable Neighbourhoods for Bristol are delighted to be hosting their first meeting in Southville and Bedminster.Liveable Neighbourhoods for Bristol are hosting a virtual meeting on Monday 30th November at 7:30pm for local residents interested in the idea of Liveable Neighbourhoods.The aim of the meeting will be to update residents on the progress of the campaign so far and to create a working group that can work together to share ideas and start…Read More
Downs Loop consultation - please show your support
Our friends at Cycle Sunday are currently running a public consultation on their proposal for the Downs Loop. This includes wide accessible paths to welcome all users, new raised crossings, and traffic calming (around Circular Road). Vicki Cracknell, from the Downs Loop campaign shares an update: We have been so inspired by a young woman called Eleanor who describes herself as an adaptive cyclist meaning she is unable to ride a traditional two-wheeled bike. She…Read More
Gear Change and LTN 1/20 - the start of a cycling revolution, or another false dawn?
Months, years and sometimes decades go by with only warm words and crumbs from Government on cycling. We've had false dawns before but on July 28 the government published two potentially revolutionary documents for cycling: Gear change: a bold vision for cycling and walking, and the less snappily titled LTN 1/20 Cycle infrastructure design. Showing commitment based on what has worked in London, in the foreword to Gear Change Boris Johnson says about cycling: It…Read More
Liveable Neighbourhoods for Bristol campaign launches
Bristol Cycling Campaign has been busy leading on a campaign for Liveable Neighbourhoods for every area of the city. Working with other Bristol organisations we have published an open letter to the city council, asking it to roll out ‘Liveable Neighbourhoods’ across Bristol by May 2024. To find out more about the campaign please visit the website, read the press release and follow on twitter. Liveable Neighbourhoods are residential neighbourhoods that contain traffic filters such as bollards or planters…Read More
Road safety - why don’t we take it seriously?
Many of you will have seen the tragic rail crash in Aberdeenshire on the news where three people have sadly died. These are the first fatalities due to a derailment in the UK since 2007. Despite this very safe track record, a full and thorough investigation will be carried out by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch. The investigation isn’t about assigning blame or making prosecutions - it will result in safety recommendations being made to both…Read More