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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  • A Modest Proposal #6; Eight to Eighty cycling on Gloucester Road

    Did you know that Gloucester Road was one of Bristol’s busiest cycle routes (Building on success – lessons from Gloucester Road)? What’s more, the number of people cycling has doubled in the last ten years whereas motor vehicle numbers have dropped by a fifth. These facts can be seen from Department for Transport Traffic Counts. So what does this tell us? Bristol’s Cycling City money has been well spent? Not quite. Significant Cycling City money was

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  • Bike Life – Taking the pulse of bike life in Bristol

    The Bike Life 2015 Report for Bristol is out (Bike-Life-Bristol-2015). Inspired by the Copenhagen Bicycle Account, this is an assessment of cycling development including cycling conditions, new initiatives and satisfaction with various aspects of cycling. Overall this is an interesting and useful report which will be of great value in making the case for cycling improvements. It's no surprise that the lack of safe and comfortable cycle routes is the main thing that stops more

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

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  • Space for Cycling wins Bristol Elections 2016

    Following a hard fought campaign Space for Cycling emerged as the clear winner of the Bristol 2016 elections, securing not only the mayoralty, but also 63% of all the Councillors. Mayor Marvin Rees (who also represents Labour) said "I support cycling. Not only does it have obvious health benefits in keeping people fit and improving the air quality, but it has social benefits too, getting people out and about, talking to each other, experiencing life."

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  • Knowing where to spend money

    There is much insight to be gained from data, given the right perspective. One of the most alarming figures is that 129,000 people drive to work in the city of Bristol. Of those, 57,603 (44.6%) live within a 20 minute, 5km, bicycle ride to work. It's worth pausing to let that sink in. Nearly half of Bristol commuter drivers live within a 20 minute bicycle ride to work. Adam Reynolds of CycleBath has emerged from

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  • 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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