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Cycling news from Bristol and beyond

Bike Week gets off to a sunny start

Our Green Spaces of East Bristol ride is the first of five daily rides for Bike Week. See more photos on our Facebook page. All our rides can be found on our What’s on page.

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June is bike month

With Bike Week 2018 taking place in the second week of June, we have a packed programme of rides across the whole month on something of a green theme as gardens, parks, open spaces, views and fountains make up the majority of our rides. The only exception is a nice full-on geek ride looking at […]

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Bare your bugs at our latest trial venue

Our monthly meetup takes place on the last Wednesday of each month (except December) 6pm – 8pm. That’s tomorrow (if you’re reading this on Tuesday) and today (if reading this on Wednesday)! For May we are trying the King William Ale House (see our What’s on page). So please come along and share your cycling bugbears. […]

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Bristol Road Justice meet with Avon & Somerset Police

Bristol Road Justice, along with fellow campaigners from Taunton, have again met Avon and Somerset Police to discuss road traffic law enforcement.

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Travelwest survey 2018 results

Travelwest have just released details of their latest Travel to Work survey for the West of England area and the results make for interesting reading.  Some interesting headlines are: Car commuting still accounts for 54% of journeys to work, however, the 14% of journeys cycled is still way above the national average of 2% Safety […]

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Poetry in motion

And on a lighter note… On our recent Bristol Cycling Ride touring the South Bristol Arts Trail, we had an instant poem written especially for us by the Poetry Machine:   A time to fly through cobbled streets Where groups of walkers trail their feet Their unswept hair, their pocket hands They don’t know what […]

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Bristol’s City Centre Framework – we’ve responded

Earlier in the year Bristolians were invited to help shape the future of the city centre by responding to a consultation on the City Centre Framework (CCF) document https://bristol.citizenspace.com/growth-regeneration/city-centre-framework The deadline for responses passed on 14 May. We hope you agree with our response: We welcome the CCF document and agree that our City Centre should provide a high quality […]

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Transport in Bristol in 2018: feels more like 1968

In late April Bristol Civic Society organised an event at the Watershed entitled Transport in Bristol in 2018 at which the speakers were James White, Interim Head of Transport at West of England Combined Authority Peter Mann, Director of Transport at Bristol City Council Several cycle campaigners attended including members of our Space for Cycling group. […]

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Spring onto your bike with our verdant rides

It’s May and the days are getting longer and (hopefully) warmer. Enjoy the fresh air and scenery as we take you across the Nailsea Levels along cyclepaths, lanes and quiet roads to the Clevedon Riviera, along the Strawberry Line to a Community Café at Yatton Station and on a glorious loop of the beautiful Chew Valley […]

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The staggering cost of motoring

Last month many of you will have received Bristol Councils “Council tax explained” leaflet, explaining where our council tax pounds are spent. The centre page of this is an infographic summarising costs per household. Transport services set us back £83.52 and highways £29.26. Reading into the images used, this might be interpreted as tax payers […]

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Bathurst Basin works welcomed, but could do better

It’s always a delight to see new cycling infrastructure being installed across the city, but are our transport authorities getting it right? A recent development has been the new bridge at Bathurst Basin and the path linking it to Bedminster Bridges along Commercial Road installed for the upcoming MetroBus. So we thought we’d review the […]

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Signing roadworks to help walking and cycling

We’ve all been there. Riding (or walking) along, perhaps even on an adequate cycle lane if we’re lucky. Oh no, roadworks. Clear signing for the motor traffic, but it’s probably placed neatly in the middle of the pavement or cycle lane. No help or alternatives provided. In some places the local councils have taken decisions, […]

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Let’s make cycling better for Bristol

Now spring is looking like it’s about to be sprung, come and join us this Wednesday (28 March) to find out more about what we’re up to. We’ll be downstairs at Totos (125 Redcliff Street, BS1 6HU) – just look out for a group of us surrounded by all the usual cycling paraphernalia. There will […]

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Bristol’s 20mph zones work and should be copied across Britain (please note, Bath)

Photo at courtesy of @Bristol20mph

Last month a review of Bristol’s 20mph areas was published by UWE with coverage in local media (here, here and here). This adds to the growing weight of evidence backing city-wide lower speed limits (unlike a widely ridiculed ‘report’ from Bath and North East Somerset Council (BANES). UWE’s Bristol Twenty Miles Per Hour Limit Evaluation (BRITE) […]

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Potholes – is there a crisis?

Potholes are in the news with one in five local roads in poor condition as councils face funding deficit. How are we doing in Greater Bristol? In general this is one area where Bristol Council has performed well with most road defects fixed within 10 days of reporting. Our Useful Information page includes links for reporting […]

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