Cycle Campaigning in Bath & North East Somerset

Our friends at Bath Cycle Campaign are very active across BANES. Anyone living or working there should consider getting involved. Their website is at cyclebath.org.uk Follow them on Twitter ‎@CycleBath Like their Facebook page /CycleBath Most of our page of Useful Information for Neighbourhood Campaign will also be relevant.

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North Somerset – Portishead, Clevedon, Pill, Abbots Leigh

Key contact: info@bristolcycling.org.uk

NP information: North Somerset Council

See also our page of Useful Information for Neighbourhood Campaigns

News 

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.…
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Missing link to go ahead between Kingston Seymour and Weston-super-Mare

We are very pleased that planning permission has been given to the missing link on the Clevedon & Weston cycle…
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A Modest Proposal #8: Portishead to Bristol

The November 2017 meeting of North Somerset Cycle Forum considered proposals for cycling and walking improvements between Bristol and Portishead,…
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Closures to river Avon footpaths – for railway and new footbridge

Two sections of the path alongside the River Avon are due to be closed for extensive periods. The first is…
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Avon Gorge Cyclepath – a neglected jewel

We strongly recommend watching the whole 14 minutes or so about the much loved Bristol to Pill path. Lots of…
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Map – wards, strategic cycle routes, local routes and measures: 

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North Somerset – Weston, Congresbury, Blagdon

Key contact: info@bristolcycling.org.uk

NP information: North Somerset Council

See also our page of Useful Information for Neighbourhood Campaigns

News 

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.…
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Brean Down Way and April work camp

We’re pleased that progress is being made on the Brean Cross link, connecting Weston to Brean Down. The project is…
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North Somerset cycle infrastructure schemes delivered in 2014

Useful update from North Somerset of their 2014 schemes on Better By Bike. As well as schemes in Worle and…
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Map – wards, strategic cycle routes, local routes and measures: 

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North Somerset – Long Ashton, Nailsea, Backwell, Dundry

Key contact: info@bristolcycling.org.uk

NP information: North Somerset Council

See also our page of Useful Information for Neighbourhood Campaigns

Current issues:

Long Ashton Neighbourhood Plan

News 

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.…
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Linking the Festival way and South Bristol Link – the saga continues

What is the difference between a cycle path and an impassable muddy farm track? We’ve reported previously about South Bristol…
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A Modest Proposal #7: Linking Long Ashton park & ride with Festival Way

Bristol Cycling Campaign member David Neale has produced another excellent and well worked out proposal (see also the Barrow Hospital…
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South Bristol Link Road and Festival Way – the missing link

There’s a very pleasant loop now available taking you from the centre out along the Festival Way, to South 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…
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Map – wards, strategic cycle routes, local routes and measures:

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South Glos – North Fringe: Bradley Stoke, Filton, Frenchay, Patchway, Winterbourne

Key contact: info@bristolcycling.org.uk

NP information: South Glos Council

See also our page of Useful Information for Neighbourhood Campaigns

You can join the SOGLOC discussion group about local issues. Contact the owner: https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en-GB#!contactowner/sogloc

News 

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.… Read More

Severn Beach – Parallel Crossings on Western Approach Distribution Park +

South Glos Council are consultation on 5 new parallel priority crossings linking up sections of an existing shared footway/cycle track… Read More

A38 to Little Stoke Park Patchway Link – multi use path +

South Glos Council has been awarded funds by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) to investigate improvements to the… Read More

Bromley Heath Viaduct works – a cycling opportunity? +

South Gloucestershire Council has secured funding via The Challenge Fund and The Cycle Ambition Fund to carry out essential maintenance… Read More

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… Read More

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Map – wards, strategic cycle routes, local routes and measures: 

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South Glos – East Fringe: Kingswood, Longwell Green, Hanham, Emersons Green

Key contact: info@bristolcycling.org.uk

NP information: South Glos Council

See also our page of Useful Information for Neighbourhood Campaigns

You can join the SOGLOC discussion group about local issues. Contact the owner: https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en-GB#!contactowner/sogloc

News 

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.… Read More

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… Read More

Justice for Ross and Clare Simons +

A petition has been started by the sister of Clare Simons who was tragically killed with her husband Ross whilst… Read More

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Map – wards, strategic cycle routes, local routes and measures: 

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South Glos – Rural: Almondsbury, Thornbury, Westerleigh, Yate

Key contact: info@bristolcycling.org.uk

NP information: South Glos Council

You can join the SOGLOC discussion group about local issues. Contact the owner: https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en-GB#!contactowner/sogloc

News 

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.… Read More

Cycling around Yate – the Spur and other routes +

The new Yate Spur cycle path opened in April 2018 providing a shared use route between the Bristol and Bath… Read More

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… Read More

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Map – wards, strategic cycle routes, local routes and measures: 

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Ashley, Easton and Lawrence Hill

Key contact: info@bristolcycling.org.uk

There is also the BS5 BicycleUserGroup on Twitter, and Respect the Railway Path Facebook group.

NP information: Ashley, Easton and Lawrence Hill

See also our page of Useful Information for Neighbourhood Campaigns

Space for Cycling 2016 ward improvements and councillor statements:

Ashley Ward
Easton Ward
Lawrence Hill Ward

News 

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.…
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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…
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A Modest Proposal #8: Jamaica St cycleway

Every cyclist in Bristol will have their own strategy for coping with the James Barton roundabout, one of the worst…
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Workshops on changes to the Railway Path – have your say!

Sustrans have funding to improve the Bristol end of the Railway Path between Trinity Road and Clay Bottom. The £1.2m…
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Easton Safer Streets – ask councillors to support

Update: The proposal has now been scaled back to just a single street. Everyone loses. There is a key decision point…
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Map – wards, strategic cycle routes, local routes and measures: 

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Avonmouth and Lawrence Weston

Key contact: info@bristolcycling.org.uk

NP information: Avonmouth and Lawrence Weston

See also our page of Useful Information for Neighbourhood Campaigns

Space for Cycling 2016 ward improvements and councillor statements:

Avonmouth and Lawrence Weston Ward

News 

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.…
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Knowing where to spend money

There is much insight to be gained from data, given the right perspective. One of the most alarming figures is…
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Map – wards, strategic cycle routes, local routes and measures: 

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Bishopston, Cotham and Redland

Key contact: info@bristolcycling.org.uk, Matthew Montagu-Pollock mmp997@gmail.com

NP information: Bishopston, Cotham and Redland

See also our page of Useful Information for Neighbourhood Campaigns

Website: http://www.bcrnp.org.uk (including transport priorities)

High Kingstown Community Association has a page for cycling

Space for Cycling 2016 ward improvements and councillor statements:

Bishopston and Ashley Down
Cotham
Redland

News 

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.…
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A Modest Proposal #8: Jamaica St cycleway

Every cyclist in Bristol will have their own strategy for coping with the James Barton roundabout, one of the worst…
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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…
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A Modest Proposal #6; Eight to Eighty cycling on Gloucester Road

Did you know that Gloucester Road was one of Bristol’s busiest cycle routes (Building on success – lessons from Gloucester Road)?…
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Map – wards, strategic cycle routes, local routes and measures: 

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