Here are a selection of articles that are particularly worth noting. These are in random order here, so just dip in.

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  • Bristol Cycling Network

    Bristol Cycling Network

    Bristol Cycling Campaign has produced a concise strategy for cycling in Bristol. This sets out how we will achieve Space for Cycling. The strategy is affordable, maintaining current spending levels of £16 per head of population per year, and can be delivered in just 12 years for a total of £109m. We have mapped out the network of strategic routes shown here that connect every neighbourhood. These can also be seen in an innovative 'Top

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  • Useful Information for Neighbourhood Campaigns

    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. Councillors - Find out who your councillor is and whether they support Space for Cycling using the map at https://bristolcycling.org.uk/neighbourhoods. Contact your councillors using Write To Them: Contact Your Politician Enter your Postcode below: Reporting Street

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  • Induced Traffic and Traffic Evaporation

    Induced Traffic and Traffic Evaporation

    The recent debate on the proposed Callington "Relief" Road has brought the concept of "induced traffic" back into the limelight. And also the the related and much neglected evidence for "reduced traffic", or the delightful concept of "traffic evaporation". So what do these terms mean? Induced Traffic As car ownership and use have increased over the past 30 years the reaction to the pressure created by additional traffic demand has often been to increase the

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  • A Modest Proposal #2: Bristol Promenades Routes

    A Modest Proposal #2: Bristol Promenades Routes

    We've been given agreement to share with you some plans that we have been helping with for Promenade Routes in Bristol. These are a set of proposals by John Grimshaw to enhance all of Bristol’s waterside quays, towpaths and walkways to create popular promenades to further promote walking and cycling in the area. Bristol’s riversides and docks have long been a popular place to cycle because they are attractive, central and flat. This project aims

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  • The Downs. No Cycling? Or a car-free leisure route?

    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

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  • Vote Bike! What the Metro Mayor candidates say

    Vote Bike! What the Metro Mayor candidates say

    Tim Bowles (Conservative) is our new West of England Regional Mayor (results). We look forward to working with him to enable everyday cycling, for everyone, everywhere in our region. What will the West of England Metro Mayor do for cycling? Given the level of excitement it's possible turnout will be low - meaning that those who DO vote can really make a difference. The bookies are putting the Tories and Lib Dems as equal favourites. If

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  • The staggering cost of motoring

    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

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  • 20mph saves emissions, energy AND lives

    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

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