Cycling news from Bristol and beyond

20 mph in Bath

The first of a series of 20mph speed limits in residential areas of Bath have come into force.  According to Bath and North East Somerset Council, the aim of the new 20mph zones is to create a culture where driving too fast in residential streets is unacceptable.

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Founding member Tony Ambrose on setting up BCyC in 1991

Here’s a brief clip of Tony Ambrose looking back on the 20th Anniversary of the founding of Bristol Cycling Campaign. Note that there was of course cycle campaigning before 1991, but things had gone rather quiet when Tony and others decided to shake things up. There’s more of the story from John Grimshaw about 1974, creating the Bristol Bath Railway Path, the birth of Sustrans, and BCyC forerunner, CycleBag The start of cycle campaigning in Bristol, lessons for today? Bristol Cycling Campaign was launched with a big meeting in September 1991. There had been active cycle campaigning before of…

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