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Making Bristol better for cycling

All the consultations!

Bristol City Council currently has nine consultations open for street interventions across the city, which could lead to improved environments for people walking and cycling in those areas. We’ve written a detailed response for five of these, which you can view here: ATF Consultation Response Jan 2021 – Bristol Cycling The first response covers the following areas: Cotham Hill, Cotham Princess Victoria Street, Clifton St Marks Road, Easton Rosemary Lane, Eastville Picton Street, Montpelier We’ll soon be following up with responses for: Park Row Langton Court Bridge, St Anne’s Overton Road, Bishopston Dean Lane, Southville While we hope our responses…

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More consultations now open for street transformations

Hot on the heels of the three consultations which opened last week, Bristol City Council has opened three further consultations for Park Row, Rosemary Lane (Eastville) and Picton Street (Montpelier). These which could be transformed into better places for people walking and cycling. These changes will be implemented in the first half of 2021 with funding from the government’s “Active Travel Fund”. Two of these streets, Rosemary Lane in Eastville and Picton Street in Montpelier, have great potential to create Liveable Neighbourhoods by stopping through traffic and opening up the area to active travel while creating a more pleasant local environment…

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Improvement consultations now open for three streets in Bristol

Three new consultations have been opened today by Bristol City Council, ahead of changes which could be made to streets in Bristol early next year, paid for by the DfT’s “Active Travel Fund”. These early stage consultations have been opened for three streets: Cotham Hill, Cotham Princess Victoria Street, Clifton St Marks Road, Easton There are great opportunities on these streets to create better environments for residents and businesses whilst improving conditions for sustainable transport. The Liveable Bristol campaign has much more information on how this can work. At Bristol Cycling Campaign, we will be preparing a…

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Don’t Blow it Bristol!

#DontBlowItBristol We’re at risk of losing Bristol’s new sustainable infrastructure of expanded pavements, cycle lanes and other road changes was brought in to help in the fight against Covid-19. The new infrastructure has given a boost to vulnerable groups allowing people to socially distance, get cleaner air and feel safer when they are out and about. But lobby groups who want cars to dominate our city are pushing councillors to reverse these decisions. Pressure from such groups has already had an effect in other parts of the country, we can’t…

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Consultation response to construction of 185 homes at Bonnington Walk

We’ve put in a response to the proposal to build 185 homes at Bennington Walk in Lockleaze, next to the Concorde Way cycle route to north Bristol. You can read the PDF version here 2020-07 Bonnington Walk consultation response, or the text below. Response to Consultation Construction of 185 homes, Bonnington Walk REF: 20/02523/FB  8th July 2020 Bristol Cycling Campaign objects to this application on the grounds that the development does not adequately provision for the Concorde Way cycle route. The Concorde Way route, running from Bristol City Centre to Cribbs Causeway, is already a well…

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Consultation response to Ashton Sidings proposal

We’ve made a response to the proposals for a large development on the Former Railway Depot, Clanage Road, also known as Ashton Sidings. Response to Consultation Bristol Cycling Campaign Former Railway Depot, Clanage Road  REF:20/01655/F  20th May 2020, Bristol Cycling Campaign object to the above application for the following reasons –  The proposed diversion of the existing Festival Way Cycle route is less direct and more convoluted than the existing route. The proposed ramp and the proximity to the proposed steps introduce unnecessary conflict between pedestrian (both users of Festival Way and residents) and…

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Our response to WECA’s Cycling Plan

Proposed LCWIP routes Our members will remember we asked them to respond, last month, to the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) Consultation. This is important as the Plan is, essentially, the game in town for cycling improvements in Bristol and the surrounding area over the next 16 years. We’ve written about the background to the LCWIP previously. Accordingly the Campaign put in a carefully considered response. We commented in detail on the proposals for a…

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Local Cycling & Walking Infrastructure Plan Consultation

The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) – remember them, Metro Mayor, Tim Bowles? – have shown scant interest in active travel. But they have now put out a Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) for a consultation which closed on 15 March 2020. This is important as the LCWIP is the only game in town for cycling improvements in Bristol and the surrounding area. It’s a mixed bag – quite a few protected cycleways proposed, but many shared paths etc. Also lots of “explore” this and “consider” that; very tentative. We expected this plan to set…

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Public Transport (and cycling!) Not Road Building in the West of England – please sign this petition

The Joint Local Transport Plan for the West of England contains plans for 10 new roads and 5 big road-widening schemes. These plans will damage the countryside, increase traffic, pollution and carbon emissions, when WECA and all four authorities have declared climate emergencies. There is some provision for public transport, and a token nod to cycling and walking, but the vast bulk of the plan and the budget is on more roads and traffic. Please sign and share this petition Public Transport Not Road Building The JLTP includes the current version…

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Bristol Cycling Campaign response to the Bristol & Bath Railway Path concept designs

Update: 23 January 2019 Sustrans is holding a drop-in session ‘to explore the latest designs and to help us balance the different ideas as we develop the details together’ for the railway path. Details for the session are: Monday 24 February 5:00pm-8:00pm Easton Community Centre, Kilburn Street, Easton, Bristol BS5 6AW (next to the BBRP) Bristol Cycling Campaign response The Bristol & Bath Railway Path is an important asset for local cycling. Increasing use of the Railway Path (by cyclists and pedestrians) has…

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