Huge response to Space for Cycling survey

We have had over 600 responses to our survey on what people think about cycling in Bristol. Most responses were from those who cycle regularly, 73% cycle more than 3 times a week, and the main motivations were for excecise and pleasure, commuting, and concern for environment There is strong support for removing motor traffic from shopping areas to create ‘Living Hearts’. and 3 out of 4 saya there’s not enough secure cycle parking. People want police to priortise cycle theft. in 20mph local areas half support further traffic slowing measures, but others feel these don’t help cycling and cause other…

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Temple Greenways consultation

Outline plans for ‘cycling Greenways’ through the area around Temple Meads and the new Arena were published last month at (and here Temple Greenways Proposal Plan – Consultation). They are companion proposals to the Temple Gate plans previewed last year. There is an online survey for responses which gives limited options but do take a minute to make some of the points below. You may want to include a link to this page if you support our points. While both sets of plans show some innovation and welcome improvements, for example on the…

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Temple Gate (Temple Meads)

Informal consultation on current plans for Temple Gate were presented at the January 2015 Bristol Bike Forum. Subsequently the leaflet was published at with requests for responses (deadline passed 18 Feb 2015). We’ve attached it here Temple Gate Consultation_Version_January_2015 The proposals for Temple Gate remove the Temple Circus roundabout and one of its spurs to create “a more direct road layout, changes to access, more direct pedestrian and cycle routes, better public transport facilities and space for new buildings and a public square.” As an important gateway to the City Centre, this scheme is long overdue! While an improvement…

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BCyC Ride Exploring F11 – the ‘Inner Middle Orbital’ Freeway

Sam Saunders lead a group of riders around this route on the proposed Strategic Cycling Network on Sunday 5th October, 2014. There’s a fair bit of work to be done in working up plans that we can use to press the council for changes, but this is good start.  Here’s his report: Thanks to those who patiently followed me round my version of the Bristol Strategic Cycling Network’s  Inner Middle Orbital Cycling Freeway (F11) this morning. A chilly start was cheered up with various cakes and coffees in St Werburgh’s. After that things got warmer and…

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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 Tube’ map to make it really clear.

Our vision is for every street to be a cycling street, linked by 200 miles of Cycling Freeways and Quietways. There are three elements to the network:

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Freeways and Quietways (the North) SUNDAY 10 Nov

START: 10:00am Arnolfini DESCRIPTION: The Ride will head out along the Portway Freeway before following potential Quietways and trails in the Trym Valley to Blaise. We will sample both existing and potential routes to UWE and Southmead Hospital before returning to the centre via Purdown and along the Concorde Quietway. Where ‘off road’ routes are followed an ‘on road’ alternative will be made clear. FOOD STOPS: Cafe stop at Blaise. Late lunch at St Werburgh’s City Farm GRADE: Easy LENGTH: 15 miles EST FINISH: 2pm SUITABLE FOR…

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Freeways & Quietways (The South) – Sun 8 Sep

  START: 10:00am Arnolfini DESCRIPTION: Starting out along Promenade Quietway before exploring riverside Quietways and lesser known trails near St Annes Park. Then onto the Whitchurch Path before traversing the slopes of Dundry, returning via the Malago Way for lunch at Paintwork’s cafe bar. (NB: there will be some off-road riding and one very long,  steep climb). FOOD STOPS: Coffee at Horseworld, Whitchurch: lunch at Bocabar, Paintworks, Arnos Vale. GRADE: Easy LENGTH: 15 miles EST FINISH: 3pm SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS? Yes LEADERS: Gavin Smith & Martin Tweddell CONTACT (on the day): Gavin 07981 589225; Martin 07748 652674 Guests are very welcome to join a few of our rides before…

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