Category Archives: Archive

Portway to be alive with colour, dance, music and magical bikes on 25th Oct

It’s not often a Caribbean carnival, a magical bike ride, wild walks and the Ambling band are combined but on Sun 25 Oct they will all be at the Portway from 1.00 – 6pm when its closed for Bristolians to enjoy lots of colourful and fun activities:

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Want to work for Bristol Cycling Campaign?

We’re looking to employ a¬†special person who can help take Bristol Cycling Campaign to the next level. Might this be you, or someone you know?

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Communications Group 30th Jan

Thu 30-Jan 7:30pm to 9pm Roll for the Soul We’re Reviving and revitalising our Comms sub-group. Looking at media engagement, publicity, PR, eNews, website. Journalists, web gurus, newshounds and campaign members welcome. Contact secretary@bristolcyclingcampaign.org.uk for details.

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Sensible Radio Programme on Cycling and Safety

As recommended by the City Council’s Cycling Policy Officer, John Richfield, at last a programme taking a balanced and sober view on the issues around cycling and safety.  Listen here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03pjfj3. UPDATE 18 Feb – still available to listen!

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Petition: Uninterrupted Cycle Lane on both sides along entire Gloucester Road

There’s a petition running to improve cycling facilities in Gloucester Road that we think is worth supporting – please sign it. It’s quite simple:

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Bristol Cycle Forum – Thursday

Looks like another good meeting coming up see the Agenda – come early if you want a seat – 30+ at last meeting! Should be an extra item on constructive meeting with Police and Council officers re our Road Justice Campaign, road danger reduction measures etc. Suggestions welcome on how to take forward – cycle […]

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Cycling in icy conditions

So how many took a tumble on the ice this morning? It’s all about self preservation – not gritting etc! Good advice from LifeCycleUK http://www.lifecycleuk.org.uk/node/74

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City Centre Plans

Several members of our Infrastructure Action Group met with Council Officers including members of the Metrobus City Design Team to discuss proposals for The Centre (St. Augustine’s Parade area). We had a useful discussion on what is proposed for cycling and whilst there are some improvements specifically for cycling and general traffic improvements in the […]

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Whiteladies Rd/Blackboy Hill new signalised crossing for St John’s School

  Some successful campaigning on this scheme resulted in the inclusion of a cycle contraflow on Lower Redland Road and some 1.5m wide red tarmac through the signalised pinch point crossing.

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20mph coming to Whiteladies Road

Good to see the 20mph signs starting to go up on Whiteladies Road – this should help to make it a more people orientated environment, make it a bit more cycle-friendly and calm the traffic. Such a shame to see Ladies Mile signed as 30 though – hopefully this won’t be permanent and The Downs […]

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Those pesky “half-barriers” have been removed again from GaolFerry Bridge

Initially removed whilst resurfacing work took place, the barriers were re-instated on “Health & Safety grounds” by our ever-caring Council – despite protestations from the Campaign and a few local residents. We took the matter to the Neighbourhood Forum with a proposal for a trial period without barriers and that appears now to be under […]

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Road Justice meeting

We had a very productive meeting yesterday with Chief Constable Nick Gargan and colleagues from Avon and Somerset Police in response to our Road Justice Campaign They agreed that this is an issue, are taking action to address it and have arranged follow up meetings. More details will be available shortly.

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Well over 3,500 signatures for Freedom to Ride

Our Freedom to Ride manifesto campaign, to make cycling more comfortable and safe for everyone in Bristol has now passed 3,500 signatures. This gives us enough support for a Full Council debate. Thanks to everybody who has signed already, but please keep asking everyone you know to sign so that we can show just how much […]

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Support for Freedom to Ride from Bristol Post

Campaigners urge public to put pressure on City Hall over cycling safety http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Deaths-prompt-calls-debate-City-Hall-cycling/story-20262794-detail/story.html You can sign up and get your friends, family, colleagues – anyone looking for a better and safer Bristol to do likewise at http://bristolcyclingmanifesto.org.uk/

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Nov 2013 Cycle Forum

Papers on QA Board and Equalities Cycling added to Forum page.

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