Here are a selection of articles that are particularly worth noting. These are in random order here, so just dip in.
The Downs. No Cycling? Or a car-free leisure route? +Why we need space for cycling on the Downs. The annual Cycle Sunday event is a brilliant way to demonstrate the huge demand for car-free cycling around the Downs to the Downs Committee, who manage this beautiful area. (To those unfamiliar with Bristol, the Clifton and Durdham Downs lie to the north of the city centre and overlook the ecologically significant Avon Gorge). We can expect between one and three thousand people to attend these… Read More
Cycling vs the Electric Car +Electric vehicles have received a lot of press over the past few months. This furore has even led some to suggest that EVs are more efficient than food powered humans riding bicycles. So we at Bristol Cycling have put together an unapologetically technical article in an attempt to shed some light on this. Why does energy matter? For starters, energy, whether it is petrol, electricity or food costs money. We are also burning our way… Read More
Who pays for our roads? +There is still an assumption that those using cycles don’t pay their way on our roads. This is despite significant progress being made in recent years highlighting the misconceptions of vehicle excise duty, often mistakenly referred to as “Road tax” (ipayroadtax.com). Remembering that 80% of cyclists are also drivers, we think it is a good time to highlight the shared costs we all pay for these stretches of tarmac that dominate our urban environment. The… Read More
Bristol Cycling Infographics +Here at Bristol Cycling, we love an infographic. Recently we have had a lot of emails from people asking if they can use the infographics we have produced. The short answer is an overwhelming YES! The only reason we put these together is so they will be shared. We don't make any money from advertising, clicks or copyright, our primary purpose is to make Bristol better for cycling. We want our messages to be spread… Read More
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. Whilst it is true that the gearing on most passenger cars means that traveling on an empty motorway at 20 instead… Read More
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 makes sense: Weight loss. Potentially the most common resolution, but how many people actually stick out the tedium of the… Read More
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