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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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20mph saves emissions, energy AND lives

The 20mph debate rages on in Bristol, with murmurings of potential reversal, Bristol Cycle Campaign want to shed some facts on an important aspect – Energy and Emissions. We’ve even got a handy infographic. One controversial argument often heard is that a vehicle travelling at 20mph has higher fuel consumption and emissions than at 30mph. […]

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Bristol Road Justice Group submits evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group’s inquiry

The All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group is conducting an inquiry into “Cycling and the Justice System”. These are the issues they plan to investigate and the evidence submitted by Cycling UK, RoadPeace and Bristol Road Justice Group

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What are the police doing about collisions resulting in injury to cyclists?

Bristol police recorded 250 incidents of injury to cyclists in 2015 with 38 being detained in hospital. So what are the police doing about this? As far as enforcement action is concerned – not much.

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Government consulting on driving injustices

Organisations representing victims, cyclists and walkers, and sustainable transport organisations have written welcoming the setting up of the review but have said that they “were disappointed to learn that the role of driving bans is not to be a key issue” and “we are concerned that the consultation will miss a key chance to make our roads safer.”

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Restrictions on cycles on trains in Bath area this April

We’ve been notified of restrictions to carrying cycles on the replacement bus services in operation while Bath station is being modernised this April.  This leaflet has further details GWR Bath Station Modernisation leaflet TPOD3 FINAL, but the key points are: Weekend of 8/9 April – Buses replace trains Bristol Temple Meads – Bath – Chippenham – Westbury Monday 10 […]

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Police start a ‘Give Space, Be Safe’ initiative to tackle near misses

Avon & Somerset Police officers went to a seminar last week by West Midlands police on their award winning ‘Give Space, Be Safe’ initiative (Best Practice Education and Enforcement in the West Midlands). Since the initiative began last September in West Midlands it is credited with halving the number of incidents of ‘close passing’ reported by cyclists in […]

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The Mayor’s leaky boat – a parable of RPS and 20mph

Settle down while we tell you a story: Imagine, if you will, the King of Bristol. He sets sail in a big boat, given to him by a chap wearing red trousers. OK, says the King, I know Red Trousers has given me a leaky boat, but I’m sure it’ll stay afloat for a while. […]

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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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