Campaigns - Space for Cycling

Making Bristol better for cycling

Cycling Manifesto for the Metro Mayor

On 4th May 2017 we will be electing the first ‘Metro Mayor’ of the West of England Combined Authority. They will have powers to really get serious about making cycling an option for everyone, to clean up the region’s air, to reduce journey time, and to get people active. Bristol Cycling, working with Cycle Bath and Cycling […]

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How to campaign for Space for Cycling? Bristol workshop 10th Dec

Cycling UK and the Bristol Cycling Campaign are excited to host a Space for Cycling workshop in Bristol. The aim of the event is to engage with local campaign groups, council members and the wider public in the West of England, to share expertise and ideas, to network and to gear up for the next stage in the Space for Cycling […]

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Space for Cycling wins Bristol Elections 2016

Following a hard fought campaign Space for Cycling emerged as the clear winner of the Bristol 2016 elections, securing not only the mayoralty, but also 63% of all the Councillors. Mayor Marvin Rees (who also represents Labour) said “I support cycling. Not only does it have obvious health benefits in keeping people fit and improving […]

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Growing support for Space4Cycling by Bristol Mayoral candidates

All the main candidates have now responded to our Space for Cycling Bristol Mayoral manifesto. However, the level of measureable commitment varies! The next Bristol Mayor faces huge challenges in addressing our chronic problems of congestion and pollution. Support for cycling as a mass transport solution has huge public support as shown by the Bristol Bike Life […]

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Space for Cycling 2016

Bristol needs Space for Cycling – and a Mayor and councillors committed to deliver it. Find out more at our 2016 Space for Cycling website [see the  ward map for what we want]. Enter your postcode to see what needs doing in your ward – and to ask your councillors/candidates what they’re doing about it. You know about […]

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Manifesto for Mayoral Candidates – May 2016

We have produced a Manifesto for 2016 Mayoral Elections setting out key questions for the elections on May 5th. This is part of our Space for Cycling campaign. You can add your voice to the campaign by signing the petition. See also our manifesto for candidates standing for the Council, and for the Police and […]

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Manifesto for Council Candidates – May 2016

We have produced a BCyC Manifesto for 2016 Council Elections candidates setting out key questions for the elections on May 5th. This is part of our Space for Cycling campaign. You can add your voice to the campaign by signing the petition. See also our manifesto for candidates standing for the Mayor, and for the Police […]

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Manifesto for Police & Crime Commissioner Candidates – May 2016

We have produced a BCyC Manifesto for 2016 PCC Election candidates setting out key questions for the elections on May 5th. This is part of our Space for Cycling campaign. You can add your voice to the campaign by signing the petition. See also our manifesto for candidates standing for the Mayor, and as Bristol councillors. […]

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Huge response to Space for Cycling survey

We have had over 600 responses to our survey on what people think about cycling in Bristol. Most responses were from those who cycle regularly, 73% cycle more than 3 times a week, and the main motivations were for excecise and pleasure, commuting, and concern for environment There is strong support for removing motor traffic from […]

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Help to shape Bristol’s cycle network

We are very pleased to see the publication of a draft cycle network map for Bristol (excluding South Gloucestershire). One of our main critiques of the Bristol Cycle Strategy published earlier this year was the absence of any delivery plan or sense of where things needed to be done, other than inclusion of the Top Tube map from our […]

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Three guides to Space for Cycling

LCC has produced a new Space for Cycling Guide for Councillors for furthering the campaign in London. This is similar to the CTC Space for Cycling Guide for Local Decision Makers from last year. We think the best of the bunch is Making Space for Cycling from Cyclenation, but all decision makers and planners should […]

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Local councillors fail to back Space for Cycling

Bristol has only managed to come forth out of the 8 English Core Cities in terms of the number of councillors signed up to support Space for Cycling. Although some local coverage seem to regard this a good showing, BCyC is angry and ashamed that in our ‘Cycling City’ and ‘Green Capital’ that this is […]

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Proposed Cycling Budget Represents Just 5% of Transport Budget

Our friends at Living Heart for Bristol have made some interesting points in their response to the consultation on the draft cycling strategy. In particular that cycling is at 8% in Bristol at the moment and the increased spend would take investment to only 5% of transport budget. You can read our response here. Recently-published […]

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Bristol Council debate our Cycling Manifesto

On 22nd July there was a full council debate on cycling, thanks to over 4,000 people who want to make Bristol better for cycling and signed the Bristol Cycling Manifesto. We read out an opening statement (below) and then there were responses from four party groups, Liberal Democrats, Greens, Conservative and Labour. Then the Mayor […]

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Bristol Cycling Network

Bristol Cycling Campaign has produced a concise strategy for cycling in Bristol. This sets out how we will achieve Space for Cycling. The strategy is affordable, maintaining current spending levels of £16 per head of population per year, and can be delivered in just 12 years for a total of £109m. We have mapped out the network of […]

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