Responding to consultations is an important part of what we do. There’s an active group pressing for Triple A quality (All Ages and Abilities) and for capacity that will encourage more people to cycle, and plan for the projected levels of 20% within 10 years.

Consultation responses (click for full list)
  • Bristol Cycling Campaign response to the Bristol & Bath Railway Path concept designs

    Bristol Cycling Campaign response to the Bristol & Bath Railway Path concept designs

    The Bristol & Bath Railway Path is an important asset for local cycling. Increasing use of the Railway Path (by cyclists and pedestrians) has led to calls for a reduction in conflict between pedestrians and cyclists. Sustrans is using Department for Transport funding for 'a community-led re-design to improve the quality of the existing Bristol and Bath railway path'. The work is to be undertaken at the Bristol end of the Railway Path between Clay

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  • Severn Beach - Parallel Crossings on Western Approach Distribution Park

    Severn Beach - Parallel Crossings on Western Approach Distribution Park

    South Glos Council are consultation on 5 new parallel priority crossings linking up sections of an existing shared footway/cycle track around the industrial park, part of the Highways England motorway cycle improvements scheme. https://consultations.southglos.gov.uk/consult.ti/PT.6407WesternApproachCrossings/consultationHome Bristol Cycling Campaign broadly supports these proposals, although we have some reservations about the detailed designs presented in the drawings. First it should be noted that the absence of a proper key on the drawings makes it difficult to be certain

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  • Bristol Cycling Clean Air Zone (CAZ) Consultation Response

    Bristol Cycling Clean Air Zone (CAZ) Consultation Response

    The Clean Air Zone (CAZ) consultation closes on Monday the 12th August. Bristol Cycling welcomes any measures that might help restrict vehicle usage in Bristol and reduce roadside pollution concentrations. However, we are concerned the expected reductions in NO2 are small would not reach compliance for another decade. It is also concerning that CO2 emissions might increase due to the switch from more efficient diesel vehicles to petrol (outlined in Section 3.6 (page 15) of

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  • Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus - our response

    Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus - our response

    Bristol Cycling Campaign have the following comments on the University of Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus consultation in April 2019. Strategic Cycle Routes We welcome the fact that a segregated cycle track has been integrated into the designs as shown on page 6. This route and extending along Feeder Road has been identified as a strategic cycle route in the ongoing Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan and this route should be delivered to a

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  • Old fire station site planning application - not bad, could be better

    Old fire station site planning application - not bad, could be better

    A planning application has gone in for the old fire station site (19/01255/F), on Counterslip and surrounding roads. This has been submitted by Cubex, the same company responsible for the adjacent Finzel's Reach and the new bridge across from Castle Park. The plans show that significant consideration has been made for cycling, which should be applauded, but there are a few issues with the design which should be rectified. Here's our response: We support the

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  • Space for Cycling Update: April 2019

    Space for Cycling Update: April 2019

    Silverthorne Lane and St Philips Marsh We have recently met developers and consultants about the Silverthorne Lane site and St Philip’s Marsh respectively, part of Temple Quarter. These are likely to be some of the largest re-development sites in Bristol in the coming years and are in close proximity to Temple Island and the University of Bristol Temple Meads site. There is an opportunity to build cycling in at the outset and we will be

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  • Future Temple Quarter - will there be lots of cycling?

    Future Temple Quarter - will there be lots of cycling?

    Yes, Temple Meads station is at the centre, but Temple Quarter includes the whole surrounding area all the way to the St Philips Causeway. This is going to be a huge development, with or without the semi-mythical Bristol Arena. The Temple Quarter partnership have launched a survey to gather views before the next stage. As they say "Whether it’s how you access and use the station, provision of green and public space, affordable housing, jobs

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  • WECA Joint Local Transport Plan Consultation

    WECA Joint Local Transport Plan Consultation

    So we know our new West of England Combined Authority (WECA), and our new metro Mayor, Conservative Tim Bowles, will soon be celebrating being two years old. What are they for? Well they currently have a Consultation on a plan for transport (called the JLTP) throughout the region up to 2036. Wow an opportunity to make our streets safe and healthy for people and kids. Reduce motor dependency, clean up air quality and create green

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