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Making Bristol better for cycling

Southmead Quietway – Cairns Road & Wellington Hill West Crossings

The Southmead Quietway is part of the £19m Cycling Ambition Fund to upgrade walking and cycling routes across the city. It links one of the busiest cycle routes in the city, Gloucester Road, through residential areas with high levels of cycle use, to the Southmead Hospital and north Bristol. It is identified as important ‘local link’ in […]

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Bristol University Tyndall Avenue public realm changes – our response

Bristol University are proposing to ‘stop up’ Tyndall Place including the junctions at either end as part of their master plan. Here’s our view. Response to Consultation (BCyCResponsetoTyndallAvenue) Bristol Cycling Campaign 23 February 2017 Tyndall Avenue Public Realm Project www.bristol.ac.uk/estates/projects/tyndallplace/ Our overall position on this consultation is: Support with strong qualification Space for Cycling Does […]

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Filwood Quietway St John’s Lane & Wedmore Vale Consultation – our response

The Filwood Quietway is proposed to link the south of the city with the centre. It is one of the main elements of the £19m Cycling Ambition Fund to upgrade walking and cycling routes across the city. There are four sections, with different characteristics, and different processes for consultation and planning: Whitehouse Street, Victoria Park, St […]

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Stoke Park future plans consultation – our response

We responded to the consultation on future plans for Stoke Park. That’s the iconic parkland below the yellow Dower House overlooking the M32. BCyC Response to Stoke Park Stoke Park Ref: https://bristol.citizenspace.com/neighbourhoods/stoke-park-future-plans/ Our overall position on this consultation is: Support with qualifications Space for Cycling Does this measure provide for 1) Protected space on main roads; […]

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Victoria Park – JIMBY’s and NIMBY’s

 Planning application withdrawn for ‘further consultation’. We will continue to press for ‘triple A’ ambition to make cycling feel possible for All Ages and Abilities. The consultation has now closed on the planning application for the Victoria Park section of the Filwood Quietway (however comments can still be made, use link here Victoria Park – say no to […]

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Victoria Park – say no to Project Fear

The planning application for the Victoria Park walking and cycling improvements closes tonight, Weds 11th Jan, but comments are still being accepted. We state again, this is good scheme utterly in keeping with everything that Victoria Park, and all other Bristol parks needs to have in a Cycling City (here’s a summary). Thanks to all […]

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Victoria Park and Filwood Quietway – good for everyone

South Bristol is poorly served for cycling. We’ve been advocating what is now the proposed Filwood Quiteway since our 2013 Bristol Cycling Manifesto (where it was called Q13 Knowle Quietway running all the way into the centre). A lot of work and consultation has been put into planning the details of this route by Sustrans and Bristol […]

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Ashton Vale changes due to Metrobus, Metrowest & South Bristol Link Road

The South Bristol Link Road (SBLR) opened in December 2016. It has a parallel shared use path for pedestrians and cycles which connects at Long Ashton to the Festival Way (National Cycle Network 33). It then links at the other end to the Malago Greenway at Hengrove. There is a spur connecting through the Long Ashton Park & […]

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Joint Spatial Plan and Transport Study Consultation – have your say

West of England Joint Transport Study Consultation Nov 2016 – our response Will Greater Bristol ever become a true Cycling City? The Joint Spatial Plan sets out how to build 85,000 new houses and the modern transport links for a growing region over the next 20 years. It’s out for consultation until 19th December but even Bristol Mayor […]

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Chocolate Factory in Greenbank

Generator (Chocolate Factory) LLP has submitted a full planning application, under reference 15/06400/F to Bristol City Council for the redevelopment of the former Elizabeth Shaw Chocolate Factory in Greenbank. The details are on their website at http://www.chocolatefactorybristol.com/downloads.aspx. 138 new homes, in a mix of houses and apartments 142 new car parking spaces for residential and commercial […]

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Joint Spatial Plan and Joint Transport Study – our response

These two major strategic plans will shape some profound changes to our city and towns over the coming years. The four West of England councils (Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Bath & North East Somerset) together are working on a draft Joint Spatial Plan setting out how the area will accomodate 85,000 new homes and […]

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South Gloucestershire Draft Cycle Strategy – our response

A lot of useful work has gone in to this draft strategy which follows on from the publication last year of the Bristol Cycle Strategy. As with all general plans and statements of intent they are likely to have only a slight influence on what actually happens, but they are absolutely necessary and important to […]

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Airport Road Shared Use Footway

Ref: https://bristol.citizenspace.com/business-change/airport-road Our overall position on this consultation is: Support A welcome scheme that will deliver a key section of the Strategic Cycle Network to a good standard for All Ages and Ability (‘Triple A’) cycling. Space for Cycling Does this measure provide for 1) Protected space on main roads; 2) Remove through motor traffic; […]

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Deterring through traffic in Windmill Hill

Ref: https://bristol.citizenspace.com/business-change/traffic-in-windmill-hill Our overall position on this consultation is: Support A well thought out and potentially transformational example of creating ‘Streets for All’ that should be followed in many other neighbourhoods. Space for Cycling Does this measure provide for 1) Protected space on main roads; 2) Remove through motor traffic; 3) Safe routes to school; […]

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Birchwood Road Pedestrian Improvements

Ref: https://bristol.citizenspace.com/business-change/birchwood-road Our overall position on this consultation is: Object with qualifications There is the potential for improvements but overall the proposals improve pedestrian safety at the cost of discouraging cycling on roads (meaning more pavement cycling). Space for Cycling Does this measure provide for 1) Protected space on main roads; 2) Remove through motor […]

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