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Making Bristol better for cycling

Bristol Cycling Manifesto

Cycling in Bristol is quick, cheap and improves people’s health so why don’t more people do it?

Shifting from cars to bikes cuts congestion and is pollution-free so why is investment so low?

Leading European cities make it easy to cycle so where is the cycling network for Bristol?

To get Space for Cycling there needs to be political will and leadership. We work with the Bristol Mayor, the WECA Mayor, local councils, councillors, officers, businesses and community groups to build a consensus for change.

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

2016  Nearly 2/3 of elected councillors had gave statements of support for our 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)

  • 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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