Campaigns

Making Bristol better for cycling

Influence

To get Space for CyclingLiveable Neighbourhoods and Cycling for All there needs to be political will and leadership.

Cycling in Bristol is quick, cheap and improves people’s health 

Why don’t more people do it?

Shifting from cars to bikes cuts congestion and is pollution-free

Why is investment so low?

Leading European cities make it easy to cycle

Where is the cycling network for Bristol?

We work to influence the Bristol Mayor, the WECA Mayor, local councils, councillors, officers, businesses and community groups by setting out an ambitious vision, and building support for change. We are strong supporters of CyclingWorks Bristol, a group of organisations supporting better cycling infrastructure in Bristol to enable their staff to travel safely to work by bike 

2017  We had statements of support for our Bristol Cycling Manifesto from all main candidates for West of England ‘Metro’ Mayor, including from Tim Bowles who was elected. Now to hold him to account.

2016  Nearly 2/3 of elected councillors gave statements of support for our Bristol Cycling Manifesto, including the innovative Space for Cycling 2016 ward map. We also had support from the Bristol Mayor candidates including Marvin Rees who was elected.

2013  We produced a concise cycling strategy for Greater Bristol, including 200 miles of cycling ‘freeways’ (protected from traffic) and ‘quietways’.

Cycling Manifesto posts (click for full list)

  • 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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  • Gear Change and LTN 1/20 - the start of a cycling revolution, or another false dawn?

    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

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  • How a healthy streets approach will help Bristol bounce back - our July 2020 webinar [updated]

    How a healthy streets approach will help Bristol bounce back - our July 2020 webinar [updated]

    How has Bristol responded to the Covid19 crisis and how could the Healthy Streets approach aid our development of streets for people? After the success of our first webinar event (The Future of Cycling in Bristol – Webinar May 2020), we are delighted to share the recording of our July webinar. This was jointly hosted by Bristol Walking Alliance and Bristol Cycling Campaign with over 100 people attending on the night, a fantastic response. To watch

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  • The Future of Cycling in Bristol - Webinar May 2020

    The Future of Cycling in Bristol - Webinar May 2020

    Well over 100 people joined our first ever webinar on 21st May, 19:30. If you missed it settle down to catch up with this recording. At a time which feels like a proverbial 'once in a generation' moment for cycling we aimed to outline some specific campaigns and how we're pressing for action on: The future of cycling in Bristol How can a Low Traffic Neighourhood approach solve many of Bristol's issues? We present how

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  • Let's have safer streets during Covid-19

    Let's have safer streets during Covid-19

    If you've been out during the Covid Lockdown you'll have noticed that the proportion of folk cycling and walking compared to driving has rocketed. In some places it's difficult to maintain social distance, while in others a small number of drivers are racing at intimidating speeds on the roads. In many cities and towns around the world quick, innovative but temporary measures are being used to make streets safe and comfortable for key workers and

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