We’ve challenged the main candidates for Bristol Mayor to commit to measures that will double cycling rates in Bristol by 2024. Below we list the responses we’ve had from the candidates to the five challenges in our cycling manifesto for the Bristol Mayor.
- Start implementing the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP), incorporating the improvements suggested by the Campaign, with three key strategic routes completed by 2024
- Implement a minimum of six Liveable Neighbourhoods
- Extend the School Streets programme to all schools and suitable road
- Install 1,000 bike hangars across the city, in addition to secure cycling lockers or hubs at Park and Ride locations, and a secure bike-parking hub at Temple Meads Station
- Complete the City Centre cycling network to the highest standards of the current guidance (LTN 1/20)
Take Action Candidates need to know there is support for cycling, which means votes. Please take a moment to tell them by tweet or email. All you need to say is ‘Please support the Bristol Cycling Manifesto’ and include a link if you wish. It only takes a handful of tweets or emails to get noticed, so every one matters. There’s a useful page with all the contact details at Moving Bristol Forward.
Alistair Watson – Conservative
Caroline Gooch – Liberal Democrats
Marvin Rees – Labour Party
Sandy Hore-Ruthven – Green Party
VOTING Mayors and police and crime commissioners
You have two votes. Select a first and second preference – if no candidate receives 50% of first-preference choices, the top two go into a run-off. The second preferences of voters whose favoured candidates have been eliminated are then taken into account. You should try to use your second vote for a candidate likely to be in the run-off.