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Bristol Cycling Campaign Supporter Survey 2020

UPDATE:  The survey is now closed – we would  like to thank the hundreds of people who took part. We will be publishing the results in the next few weeks What do you think about cycling in Bristol? What do you think about Bristol Cycling Campaign? Do the Survey! Please help us become a more effective voice for cycling in Bristol by understanding these questions. Our 2020 Supporter Survey should take 9-10 minutes to complete. AND you have a chance to win a…

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Cycling Campaign and coronavirus

While all face-to-face Campaign meetings are postponed until further notice you can still get involved in our Forums, Twitter, Facebook or simply just contact us. We are looking into hosting online meetings (such as Skype or Zoom) – let us know if you are interested. For most people cycling will continue to be the healthiest way to get about. There’s some helpful info at https://www.cyclinguk.org/article/coronavirus-qa-it-safe-cycle but if you’re ill you’re not going anywhere fast – get well soon!…

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Thank you!

Last night we held a brisk AGM – with little need for debate – before moving on to our main event. We enjoyed an inspiring presentation from Simon Munk of London Cycle Campaign. He is widely regarded as an expert on cycling infrastructure and he had spent the day touring Bristol’s cycle routes. A lively Question and Answer session followed and the discussions continued after we left. A fuller post will appear soon but in the meantime we want to thank everyone who made the evening such a success – Simon, BCyC activists, our less…

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Review and Reports for 2019 AGM

Fans of BCyC and all its many doings will be aware that Simon Munk, perhaps the UK’s top cycle campaigner, from the London Cycling Campaign is talking to us at 6pm on Wednesday 26 November 2019 (full details). He was an instrumental campaigner in getting the gold standard Waltham Forest mini Holland or Liveable Neighbourhood. Before that at 5.30pm we have our Annual General Meeting in the Lecture Theatre at Create Centre (excellent bike parking). We will make reference to four papers: Our Chair’s…

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Discounts for Our Members

You could make back the cost of membership in no time!  Just show your membership letter to claim discounts – these may not be available on all items and services, please check with the store. You can also get a reduced affiliate membership of Cycling UK with benefits including insurance, advice and discounts (you’ll find the code to use on your joining/renewing letter). BikeFix Bradley Stoke mobile service, Bradley Stoke 07963 933317 10% Bikes Made Good mobile service 07948 271763 10% service & parts Bike UK Queens Avenue, Clifton 0117 929 3500 10% parts & accessories Bike Workshop 88 Colston Street…

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Annual General Meeting and Talk by Simon Munk (London Cycling Campaign) 26 November

Cycle Campaigning: lessons from London and the Waltham Forest Mini-Holland Open to all – come and tell us about your experience of cycling in Bristol.  Nationally renowned cycle campaigner and the London Cycle Campaign’s expert on cycling infrastructure, Simon Munk will give a presentation on promoting change in London, working directly with City Hall, and willing Boroughs and Transport for London. Heavily involved in campaigning for the award winning Liveable Neighbourhood approach in the Borough of Waltham Forest, Simon will offer an insight into securing a better, safer environment for cyclists and…

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Reporting illegal and obstructive car parking

There was a real spate of this following new cycle routes in the centre when car (and lorry) drivers treated it as parking. What worked there was repeated reporting of each vehicle to Bristol Council parking services using the online form at https://www.bristol.gov.uk/parking/parking-service-contact-form. Twitter can also be very successful, if you have an account and particularly where there is a photo. Include a poke at @bristolcouncil (and us as well @bristolcycling).

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The start of cycle campaigning in Bristol, lessons for today?

It’s well worth settling down with the hot beverage of your choice and letting the estimable John Grimshaw tell you about the start of cycle campaigning in Bristol, and we venture, in the UK. He describes the striking series of demonstrations and actions that started in 1974 and lead to the Bristol Bath Railway Path in 1978, spawning Sustrans (1983) and the predecessor of Bristol Cycling Campaign, CycleBag (1977), on the way. While you’re listening you might wish to browse the first Bristol cycling strategy, 1974 Cycling in Bristol from John Grimshaw. The maps are hard to make out…

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New council site to propose or support a street improvement

It’s good to see a new tool from Bristol Council for proposing street improvements for cycling (and other modes). This is similar to the innovative Bristol Bugbears site which was only open from April to October 2016. The site appears to have been preloaded with ‘pre 2018’ issues, probably from the ‘Tracker’ section of the Traffic Choices website. That however remains a very useful site with examples and costs of the kinds of measures that can be used. The site is focussed on specific issues rather than routes or area improvements. For that we still consider our…

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