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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  • Cycling vs the Electric Car

    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

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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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  • Summary Report and AGM 2017

    Summary Report and AGM 2017

    At our AGM in September we invited Hannah Taylor from the Bristol Cycle Festival to give us an early debrief on this year's events. But first we needed to get to the statutory business, as directed by our constitution. Our annual accounts were presented by Treasurer, Benn Woodward followed by a swift block election of our committee. The new committee is now: Eric Booth, Mark Brough, Ruth Crumey, Nick Davies, Andrew Gough, Terry Miller, Penny

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  • A Modest Proposal #4: Clanage Road Roundabout and the Festival Way

    A Modest Proposal #4: Clanage Road Roundabout and the Festival Way

    If you want to scare yourself rigid, pop along to Clanage Road roundabout on any weekday in term time at 3.15pm. That's the time that 1,500 kids pour out of Ashton Park School and onto the fast busy roundabout on the A369. This is a key hub on the F11 Inner Orbital Cycling Freeway in the BCyC strategic cycle network and close to F8 Festival Way Quietway. BCyC members have been working with local residents

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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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  • Who pays for our roads?

    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

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  • 7 Reasons Einstein would support 20 mph

    7 Reasons Einstein would support 20 mph

    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 our

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  • South Gloucestershire Draft Cycle Strategy - our response

    A lot of useful work has gone in to this draft strategy which follows on from the publication last year of the Bristol Cycle Strategy. As with all general plans and statements of intent they are likely to have only a slight influence on what actually happens, but they are absolutely necessary and important to get right as they make certain outcomes more likely than others. Read our full response here: 2016-01-15SouthGloucestershireCyclingStrategy. Ref: Draft Version

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