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Downs Loop consultation – please show your support

Our friends at Cycle Sunday are currently running a public consultation on their proposal for the Downs Loop. This includes wide accessible paths to welcome all users, new raised crossings, and traffic calming (around Circular Road).

Vicki Cracknell, from the Downs Loop campaign shares an update:

We have been so inspired by a young woman called Eleanor who describes herself as an adaptive cyclist meaning she is unable to ride a traditional two-wheeled bike. She has attended all six car-free Cycle Sunday events and is passionate about creating new opportunities for people to enjoy cycling around the Downs. For example, we hope that the new paths will enable more children and adults to learn how to cycle for the first time and for others to build their confidence and stamina.

Many of you know how hard it is to push for changes in cycling and walking provision. You’ll also know how long Bristol Cycling has been pressing for and supporting the efforts to open up the Downs for cycling. Some of you have been to Downs Committee meetings over the years and know that change for them is particularly hard! So, please do visit the website thedownsloop.com to check out the proposal, the FAQs and most importantly fill in the survey.

The current community engagement exercise runs until 5pm on Wednesday 30th September 2020. Once this period ends, the Downs Loop project team will use the information gathered to shape the proposals in line with community aspirations.