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Future Temple Quarter – will there be lots of cycling?

Yes, Temple Meads station is at the centre, but Temple Quarter includes the whole surrounding area all the way to the St Philips Causeway. This is going to be a huge development, with or without the semi-mythical Bristol Arena. The Temple Quarter partnership have launched a survey to gather views before the next stage. As […]

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New council site to propose or support a street improvement

It’s good to see a new tool from Bristol Council for proposing street improvements for cycling (and other modes). This is similar to the innovative Bristol Bugbears site which was only open from April to October 2016. The site appears to have been preloaded with ‘pre 2018’ issues, probably from the ‘Tracker’ section of the Traffic […]

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WECA Joint Local Transport Plan Consultation

So we know our new West of England Combined Authority (WECA), and our new metro Mayor, Conservative Tim Bowles, will soon be celebrating being two years old. What are they for? Well they currently have a Consultation on a plan for transport (called the JLTP) throughout the region up to 2036. Wow an opportunity to […]

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Safe Cycling in NW Bristol ? Yes please

Want to cycle from Clifton to Henbury along a safe segregated cycle route? No we’re not joking; we don’t mean messy, sub standard national cycle route 4 but a new route along Westbury Rd, Falcondale Rd and Passage Rd, protected from motors. There is currently a consultation on new bus lanes on the A4018, which […]

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The results are in – Build it and they will come

Bristol Cycling Campaign has received data from Bristol City Council’s traffic counts on city centre roads where new segregated infrastructure has been built. We advocate protected, segregated cycle tracks as the best way to enable people of all ages and abilities to travel by bike and the results of the counts show it has been […]

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One-day cycle maintenance for ‘Improvers’, Saturday 2 March, Horfield

Bike mainenance course

Maybe you know a bit but want to know more? Not sure you’re doing things the ‘textbook’ way? Learn to fix brakes and gears, and keep your bike in peak condition, supporting a local charity at the same time. Life Cycle’s one-day bike maintenance courses are ’empowering, fascinating and fun’. You’ll be working with a […]

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Update: City Centre Cycle Network

Prince Street cycle track at night

Bristol Cycling (BCyc) have recently been engaging with Bristol City Council (BCC) officers about the city centre cycle network. A lot has happened in the last few years so now is a good time for an update on some recent and upcoming schemes: The Prince Street cycle track has been fully open for a few […]

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6 reasons to make cycling to work your New Year’s resolution

Cycling rates are increasing year on year in Bristol. However, the motor car is still the dominant transport mode for commuting in the UK. So why not make your New Year’s resolution to leave the car at home and get on your bike to and from the office. Here are 6 good reasons why it […]

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Car Swamping Fever at BRI Hospital

Latest Update:    A planning application is now active. Please submit any response before next Wednesday (5 Dec 2018). The application is pretty much the same as the proposal on which we reported some weeks ago (below). There has been a (claimed) thorough study into the implications for motor traffic volumes of building a huge new […]

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War memorials ride notes

Bristol Rovers remembrance service mid 20th century

For those of you who enjoyed our recent Remembrance Day ride, and for anyone who would like to do this ride for themselves, please find a copy of the original notes from 2012 here: Memorial Ride 11Nov12

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2018 AGM (and Mingle)

Bristol Cycling Campaign: sharing ideas

In planning for the evening, we had agreed to keep formal business brief, allowing more time for a Mingle we had promoted on social media and in member emails. The out-going Treasurer, Benn Woodward, took ByC members through the accounts. And we approved them. The out-going Chair, Eric Booth, explained that the formal Committee is […]

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Bristol Transport Strategy Consultation – Our Response

Sharp eyed cycle campaign members will have noticed the new Bristol Transport Strategy (BTS), published at the end of September and out for consultation until 2 November 2018. The BTS is Bristol Council’s blueprint for defeating congestion, air pollution etc for the next 18 years; until 2036. If you were hoping for better cycling conditions […]

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AGM and Mingle, Wednesday 31 October

When you ride a bike in Bristol you become one of the most visible parts of a campaign for a better future. It shouldn’t be this way of course, cycling should be completely normal and unremarkable. That’s what Bristol Cycling Campaign is all about, “a city where cycling is so easy that everyone does it”. BCyC […]

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Tunnels, trains and a church

Our October rides take us into the Somerset countryside to enjoy varied sights and scenery, taking in quiet lanes and dedicated cycling routes to make the most of the crisp autumn days. For more information and last-minute changes please click on our diary page. For a printable programme please click on the link and post […]

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Critical Mass in Bristol

On the last Friday of every month there’s an an “organized coincidence” ride around central Bristol, with no leadership or membership. It’s one of the worldwide Critical Mass events. These rides have been happening, on and off, since at least 1997 in Bristol (see article in issue 25 of our membership magazine as below). Currently the […]

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