Here are a selection of articles that are particularly worth noting. These are in random order here, so just dip in.
A Health and Safety Perspective of Cycling Safety +When thinking about reducing risk on our roads and Road Danger Reduction, it's helpful to draw from the experience of engineering and construction. These used to be highly dangerous occupations but years of steady focus on eliminating risk have established a culture that tolerates zero casualties. What might we learn if we were to take a 'Vision Zero' approach to danger on our roads? An interesting blog by Alistair Marshall A Health and Safety Perspective… Read More
Useful Information for Neighbourhood Campaigns +We have a page about our local campaigning in each of the neighbourhoods of Bristol. There are pages for South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Bath & North East Somerset. Every area will find the following resources full of useful information. Myths about cycling - The excellent website https://cyclingfallacies.com has well researched answers to common myths about cycling – use these explanations to help spread the truth! They also have a handy print your own bingo card for… Read More
A Modest Proposal #8: Jamaica St cycleway +Every cyclist in Bristol will have their own strategy for coping with the James Barton roundabout, one of the worst in Bristol and the subject of our Modest Proposal #5: The Bear Pit / St James Barton Roundabout. Particularly as the Gloucester Road is one of the busiest cycling routes in the city, with its own Modest Proposal #6; Eight to Eighty cycling on Gloucester Road. Most of us make use of Jamaica Street, but it… Read More
Cafes list - top tips for day rides +We are often asked for our tips on good local cafés to visit for day rides out of Bristol, and so we have put together this little list of ten favourites from members’ suggestions. They make ideal rides out if you are looking for a short or long adventure on the saddle. We suggest checking they are open beforehand and using Cyclestreets.net, our favourite route planner, or Google to determine your best route. In no… Read More
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 forking out 3 times more for cycling and public transport than highways infrastructure (which cyclists also use). However regardless of… Read More
7 Reasons Einstein would support 20 mph +ACTION: Please take a moment to respond to the Bristol 20mph Review Our lives fundamentally rely on energy. It puts food on our table, gets us to and from work, powers our offices and factories. The more we use, the more money it costs us. Our demand for it causes wars, our generation of it emits harmful gases. Almost every issue 20mph raises is energy related and the answer to each, along with many of… Read More
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