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Cycling news from Bristol and beyond

Roll For the Soul Announce Venue

Bristol’s new cycling cafe, supported by Bristol’s cycling community (including a donation from us), has at last signed the lease on a building in Quay Street, the continuation of the brightly painted Nelson Street. This is a very exciting development and we wish Rob well in getting the place up and running over the next few months.  Could this become the new adopted home of the BCyC? Read more……

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Lovely Census Stats

Christopher Mason has pointed us towards these gorgeous graphics showing how cycling has increased in Bristol between 2001 & 2011. Of course it wouldn’t have happened without all of us!

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Councillor Against Air Pollution

This was the issue that got the Bristol Cycling Campaign going in the first instance over 20 years ago. City centre councillor Mark Wright has launched a campaign to cut pollution in Bristol with plans for a Low Emission Zone in the city centre.  This would mean users of the most polluting vehicles would have to pay a fee on entering a cordon around Bristol which would encourage them to upgrade to cleaner vehicles and so improving air quality. Read more…    …

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Infrastructure Ride Reveals New Link

Our Infrastructure Ride on Sunday 10 March led us along the new Concorde Way shortcut conveniently linking Filton Abbeywood station to Lockleaze. View Concorde Way Shortcut Link in a larger map…

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Cycling Infrastructure – Sun 10 Mar

On this ride we managed to unofficially open the new shortcut link to Filton Abbeywood station along the Concorde Way. START: 10am Arnolfini DESCRIPTION: Easy paced ride looking at segregated cycleways, shared spaces, crossing types, bridges and other forms of cycling infrastructure. Our in-house infrastructure guru will provide some commentary on the different examples. We hope there’ll be some lively discussion as we try to establish what’s good, bad and indifferent. Much of the ride will be around key central areas but we will also follow part of the Frome Greenway, Concorde Way and on to Henleaze before returning to the…

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Most Motorists are Not Criminals but Most Criminals are Motorists

Dr Adrian Davis, writing for the Public Health department of Bristol City Council states: Intelligence-led policing following up traffic violations can be a cost-effective means of addressing other criminal activities. There is research evidence about the links between offending both on and off the roads, crash involvement and compliance with the law. This itself links to ‘intelligence-led policing’ whereby the adage that “a great and common sin in policing is for one officer to have in his or her pocket the answer to another officer’s problem” can be effectively acted on.

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Tesco’s Contractors Don’t Ride Bicycles

This tragedy of cycle infrastructure was spotted by Roy Brewster at the Tesco Express garage on Gloucester Road North in Filton. We’ve since been in touch with Mark Parry of South Gloucester council to see if they installed them or not and await his reply. Whoever did, they need to tighten up their installation instructions……

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Traffic Free Bristol Comes a Step Closer

After a survey by the Living Heart for Bristol campaign found that 70 per cent of people in the area supported the plans, George Ferguson decided to forge on with this. Steve Melia of Living Heart said: “We carried out a survey of shoppers on Corn Street and found most people wanted to see the pedestrian area extended.

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Super Lorries Arrive in Bristol

We’ve been alerted by Tessa Fitzjohn to a new EU directive agreed by David Cameron which, as a UK pilot, is allowing super lorries onto UK roads.  What we can do to campaign to stop these massive vehicles coming into the country?

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