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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 We hope this already outdated scheme will be the last time huge budgets will be spent forcing cycles to share busy spaces with pedestrians (see BCyC Policy on

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  • 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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  • Knowing where to spend money

    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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  • A Modest Proposal #3: Inner Loop Proposal

    The Bristol Cycling Campaign is putting together a proposal to City Hall for a segregated loop around the city centre. The Inner Loop Cycleway will link the new and established radial routes and help cyclists safely negotiate the ‘tarmac collar’ of the city’s motor traffic dominated Inner Ring Road. The proposed route will be designed to the Dutch standard, sections of it already exist through earlier developments. What follows is a summary of our proposal.

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  • Top Tube map launched

    As part of the Freedom to Ride: Bristol Cycling Manifesto we have produced a dramatic graphic to show how our strategic cycling network will reach into every area of Bristol. It will allow truly connected and comfortable movement around the city by bike. We are working hard to get the councils in the area to commit to delivering this over the next 12 years. You can see details of the proposed routes here https://bristolcycling.org.uk/map  

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