To achieve Cycling for All, we need Space for Cycling routes, linking together Liveable Neighbourhoods. This needs political will and leadership. 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.
Cycling in Bristol is quick, cheap and improves people’s health
Shifting from cars to bikes cuts congestion and is pollution-free
Leading European cities make it easy to cycle
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
2021 We set out cycling manifestos for main candidates for Bristol Mayor, and for main candidates for West of England ‘Metro’ Mayor. We also asked questions of the candidates for Police and Crime Commissioner.
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.
Bicycle Mayor for Bristol is announced
Bristol now has a Bicycle Mayor to accelerate the city’s approach to cycling. Leah DeHaan joins an international network of change-makers to accelerate the adoption of cycling. Leah joins an influential network of independent city leaders that is now active on every continent, all working to make their cities more human-centric and fit for the future. Passionate about cycling and creating a more liveable city, Leah takes up this voluntary role beside her job as…Read More
What do Metro Mayor candidates say about cycling?
There are elections on May 6th for the regional West of England Mayor, the Bristol Mayor, and many local councillors. We've met most of the mayoral candidates to discuss our Cycling Manifesto for West of England, and Cycling Manifesto for Bristol. Here are the responses to our challenges from the main candidates for WECA Mayor (and here for Bristol Mayor). We use their own words where provided, or our understanding from meeting them. These are…Read More
Responses from candidates to our Bristol Mayor cycling manifesto
We've challenged the main candidates for Bristol Mayor to commit to measures that will double cycling rates in Bristol by 2024. Below we list the responses we've had from the candidates to the five challenges in our cycling manifesto for the Bristol Mayor. Start implementing the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP), incorporating the improvements suggested by the Campaign, with three key strategic routes completed by 2024 Implement a minimum of six Liveable Neighbourhoods Extend…Read More
Police and Crime Commissioner elections 2021
At the same time as the elections for the Mayor and Councillors, there’s an election for a new Police and Crime Commissioner. He or she will be responsible for overseeing the performance of Avon and Somerset Police who are in charge of enforcing traffic laws on our roads. We’ve asked each of the five candidates their views on: Tackling the high number of cyclng casualties on Bristol’s roads The low level of enforcement action against…Read More
Double cycling rates by 2024 - our challenge to our next mayors
After the elections on 6th May the new Bristol Mayor, Metro Mayor and councils must have a transforming vision for active travel. Cycling must be treated as an essential transport option, and a key tool to reduce the health and financial inequalities we face as a city. By 2024 we are calling on candidates to: Start implementing the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan, incorporating the improvements suggested by the Campaign, with three key strategic…Read More
Election 2021 - which candidates will back cycling?
It's going to be a massive May for cycling in our region! On May 6th, Bristol will vote for a new Mayor, regional WECA mayor as well as local councillors. Who will truly back cycling? Who will set out a vision for cycling as a key mode of transport? Find out what Bristol's mayoral candidates think about Active Travel at our joint hustings on 21st April, co-hosted by Bristol Walking Alliance, Bristol Cycle Campaign, Liveable…Read More
Is cycling a mode of transport? Our thoughts on WECA’s Transport Delivery Plan
At Bristol Cycling Campaign, we were interested to review the West of England Combined Authority’s (WECA) Transport Delivery Plan (published Feb’21 - see link). The document claims to set out “the currently funded transport projects (2021 – 2026) that are progressing to delivery over the next 5 years in the West of England region.” We were excited to see that it would offer “clarity to the public, stakeholders and investors about projects they can expect to see…Read More
Could you be Bristol's Bicycle Mayor?
Working alongside Dutch organisation BYCS, we are pleased to be launching our Bristol Bicycle Mayor project. BYCS initiated the Bicycle Mayor Network in 2016 as a global initiative to accelerate the progress of cycle transporting in cities by highlighting and supporting the role of civil society in enacting lasting, community- driven change. Bicycle Mayors are the human face and voice of cycling advocacy in a city. These volunteers are using their role to show how…Read More