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Making Bristol better for cycling

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)

  • 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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  • Public Transport (and cycling!) Not Road Building in the West of England - please sign this petition

    Public Transport (and cycling!) Not Road Building in the West of England - please sign this petition

    The Joint Local Transport Plan for the West of England contains plans for 10 new roads and 5 big road-widening schemes. These plans will damage the countryside, increase traffic, pollution and carbon emissions, when WECA and all four authorities have declared climate emergencies. There is some provision for public transport, and a token nod to cycling and walking, but the vast bulk of the plan and the budget is on more roads and traffic. Please

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

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

    Update: 23 January 2019 Sustrans is holding a drop-in session 'to explore the latest designs and to help us balance the different ideas as we develop the details together' for the railway path. Details for the session are: Monday 24 February 5:00pm-8:00pm Easton Community Centre, Kilburn Street, Easton, Bristol BS5 6AW (next to the BBRP) Bristol Cycling Campaign response The Bristol & Bath Railway Path is an important asset for local cycling. Increasing use of

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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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