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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • A Modest Proposal #1: Pedestrianise Clifton Triangle

    One of the next actions as part of our Freedom to Ride campaign is to start to flesh out our proposed Bristol Cycling Network that we are working on with Bristol City Council. We are looking at some specific issues and routes that need addressing in order to generate debate and come up with some plans that can be progressed with the Council so that we have initial plans for as and when further funding

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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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  • Joint Spatial Plan and Joint Transport Study - our response

    These two major strategic plans will shape some profound changes to our city and towns over the coming years. The four West of England councils (Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Bath & North East Somerset) together are working on a draft Joint Spatial Plan setting out how the area will accomodate 85,000 new homes and growth of 20%. The companion Joint Transport Study will shape how people travel, and whether we achieve the Bristol Cycle

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  • A Modest Proposal #5: The Bear Pit / St James Barton Roundabout

    A Modest Proposal #5: The Bear Pit / St James Barton Roundabout

    St James Barton roundabout remains among the worst in Bristol for cyclists. This is despite the sterling work of The Bearpit Improvement Group and the recently completed £1million scheme to provde a route around the inner edge of the roundabout at street level for pedestrians and cyclists. We hope this already outdated scheme will be the last time huge budgets will be spent forcing cycles to share busy spaces with pedestrians (see BCyC Policy on

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