Cycling news from Bristol and beyond

Two dates to get you in touch with your campaigning mojo

South West CTC Campaigns Training Day – Bristol This is in central Bristol, so couldn’t be easier. Engaging CTC Campaigns Director Roger Geffen and colleagues from CTC HQ will be joining activists from Bristol Cycling Campaign on Saturday 15th November to inspire us about the national Space for Cycling and Road Justice campaigns, both areas where Bristol is showing the way. The training day is for anyone who cares about improving conditions for cycling in the South West. People new to campaigning are particularly welcome and stand to benefit most. It’s at the St. James Priory Centre near St. James…

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BCyC Ride Exploring F11 – the ‘Inner Middle Orbital’ Freeway

Sam Saunders lead a group of riders around this route on the proposed Strategic Cycling Network on Sunday 5th October, 2014. There’s a fair bit of work to be done in working up plans that we can use to press the council for changes, but this is good start.  Here’s his report: Thanks to those who patiently followed me round my version of the Bristol Strategic Cycling Network’s  Inner Middle Orbital Cycling Freeway (F11) this morning. A chilly start was cheered up with various cakes and coffees in St Werburgh’s. After that things got warmer and…

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Making Bristol’s Streets Special

On November 25th Bristol Civic Society will be hosting their annual BIG EVENT ….. CIVIC SOCIETY ANNUAL “BIG EVENT” – MAKING BRISTOL’S STREETS SPECIAL The quality and vitality of our streets  is crucial to a big city like Bristol.  But are our streetscape and public spaces as good as they could be, and how could we make them better ?  Public space is shared by many different users: have we got the balance right ? Is there another way ?  How could we design and manage public space better ?  How can we make the city more walkable ?  How…

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Tell the Treasury we need #funding4cycling

Tell the Treasury we need #funding4cycling The Government has put out a consultation on what the UK would like to see in the Autumn Statement 2014, which will take place on 03 December. We’d like to tell the Treasury that cycling needs at least £10 per head per year invested in order to create the “cycling revolution” that the Prime Minister has called for.  Fill out the form via the link below with your details and click ‘go to next page’, where you’ll see an email ready to send to the Treasury.  Time is short: the submission deadline is Friday…

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Railway Path Closure at Teewell Hill Bridge 6th Oct for 8 weeks

Railway Path Closure at Teewell Hill Bridge

Message from South Gloucestershire Cycle Forum

Dear Cycle Forum Members

The railway path at Teewell Hill in Staple Hill will be closed from Monday 6 October for approximately eight weeks.

The essential closure has been scheduled so that our engineers can carry out the foundation works to widen the existing road bridge above the Bristol to Bath cycle and walking route. Last month we closed the same stretch for one day while an old footbridge was removed which had reached the end of its life.

During the upcoming closure, we will construct temporary platforms for the piling rigs to sit on which will allow the foundations for the new bridge widening works to be constructed. The widened bridge will provide new footways once the works are complete.

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Road Justice – what to do

Road Justice : what to do if you are involved in a road traffic incident whilst cycling We have been working with Avon and Somerset to address issues of Road Justice. CTC has produced a helpful guide … See more.

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Clarence Road “Dutch-style” Cycleway – update

Many of you may be wondering what on earth is going on with the much trumpeted Clarence Road “Dutch-style” cycleway. The last we heard it was due for completion at the end of August, but anyone passing by will have noticed the Water Works and the River Avon wall subsidence. These have resulted in significant delays to the scheme. As of Monday morning, the plan was that the Water Works would finish and installation of the “Toby’s” separating the cycleway from the roadway up to Langton Street Bridge would start on 13 October and then from the wall excavation site…

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Bristol Bike Forum on 18th Sept 2014

Next Forum is on Thursday 18 September, 5:30/6pm to 8pm at City Hall. Here’s the Agenda: 1)       Introductions 2)       Apologies 3)       Previous minutes and actions (5 mins) 4)       Breeze Rides & Skyride – Nicola W & Brian Johnston (20 mins) 5)       Labour’s Cycling Policy: Cllr Chris Jackson (20 mins) 6)       Ride in the Park C.I.C. – John Bennett (15 mins) 7)       Cycle Forum Terms of Reference Discussion – Kate Cooke (15 mins) 8)       Council Update. (10 mins) 9)       Cycle Festival Update – Anthony de Heveningham & Celia Way (15 mins)  10)      AOB Next LSTF/CCAF/TQEZ meeting 11)   DONM:  20th November 2014…

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New Cycling related Consultations and Planning Applications

A number of schemes with cycling impacts are under way and now being consulted on either through the consultation or planning processes. We’ve started a list on our Consultations page to help keep on top of things. Please make your comments on these schemes as every comment counts – and share your thoughts through our various forums/groups and social media.

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