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Consultations

Responding to consultations is an important part of what we do. When a development is out for consultation it’s already late in the day, but this is when there are specific plans, and funding, for changes. Our aim through other activities such as Space for Cycling is to make sure good plans come forward, not just trying to improve current proposals. In our consultation responses we always press for:

  • Triple A quality (All Ages and Abilities)
  • Convenience and practicality that will enable more people to cycle
  • Improvements for cycling, and for the start and end of trips, such as parking
  • Sufficient capacity to meet projected cycling levels of 20% within 10 years.

This website draws together the planning applications across the different areas, including notifications, at https://www.streetfocus.uk. We have a page of useful resources for Local campaigning.

Consultation responses (click for full list)

  • All the consultations!

    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

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  • More consultations now open for street transformations

    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,

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  • Improvement consultations now open for three streets in Bristol

    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.

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  • Don’t Blow it Bristol!

    Don’t Blow it Bristol!

    #DontBlowItBristol We're at risk of losing Bristol’s new sustainable infrastructure of expanded pavements, cycle lanes and other road changes was brought in to help in the fight against Covid-19. The new infrastructure has given a boost to vulnerable groups allowing people to socially distance, get cleaner air and feel safer when they are out and about. But lobby groups who want cars to dominate our city are pushing councillors to reverse these decisions. Pressure from

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  • Consultation response to construction of 185 homes at Bonnington Walk

    We've put in a response to the proposal to build 185 homes at Bennington Walk in Lockleaze, next to the Concorde Way cycle route to north Bristol. You can read the PDF version here 2020-07 Bonnington Walk consultation response, or the text below. Response to Consultation Construction of 185 homes, Bonnington Walk REF: 20/02523/FB 8th July 2020 Bristol Cycling Campaign objects to this application on the grounds that the development does not adequately provision for

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  • Consultation response to Ashton Sidings proposal

    We've made a response to the proposals for a large development on the Former Railway Depot, Clanage Road, also known as Ashton Sidings. Response to Consultation Bristol Cycling Campaign Former Railway Depot, Clanage Road REF:20/01655/F 20th May 2020, Bristol Cycling Campaign object to the above application for the following reasons - The proposed diversion of the existing Festival Way Cycle route is less direct and more convoluted than the existing route. The proposed ramp and the

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  • Our response to WECA's Cycling Plan

    Proposed LCWIP routes Our members will remember we asked them to respond, last month, to the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) Consultation. This is important as the Plan is, essentially, the game in town for cycling improvements in Bristol and the surrounding area over the next 16 years. We’ve written about the background to the LCWIP previously. Accordingly the Campaign put in a carefully considered response. We

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  • Local Cycling & Walking Infrastructure Plan Consultation

    Local Cycling & Walking Infrastructure Plan Consultation

    The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) - remember them, Metro Mayor, Tim Bowles? - have shown scant interest in active travel. But they have now put out a Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) for a consultation which closed on 15 March 2020. This is important as the LCWIP is the only game in town for cycling improvements in Bristol and the surrounding area. It’s a mixed bag - quite a few protected cycleways proposed, but

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