Local Cycling & Walking Infrastructure Plan Consultation

The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) – remember them, Metro Mayor, Tim Bowles? – have shown scant interest in active travel. But they have now put out a Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) for a consultation which closed on 15 March 2020. This is important as the LCWIP is the only game in town for cycling improvements in Bristol and the surrounding area. It’s a mixed bag – quite a few protected cycleways proposed, but many shared paths etc. Also lots of “explore” this and “consider” that; very tentative. We expected this plan to set…

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A38 to Little Stoke Park Patchway Link – multi use path

South Glos Council has been awarded funds by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) to investigate improvements to the connectivity between the A38, the old airfield site and Patchway. The consultation is here and was discussed at the South Glos Cycle forum meeting.  They state that “The route will provide a quiet alternative and connects into the cycle network east of the Railway in Little Stoke Park. It will also provide a link for pedestrians and cyclists allowing them to avoid Gypsy Patch Lane.” We’ve done a consultation response, A38 to Little Stoke Park Patchway Link Feb 2019, and as follows:…

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Cycling around Yate – the Spur and other routes

The new Yate Spur cycle path opened in April 2018 providing a shared use route between the Bristol and Bath railway path at Coxgrove Hill and Station Road, Yate. BCyC has been pressing for this for many years and it formed part of the Strategic Cycle Network we proposed in 2013 so it’s great to have it in place. Have you used it yet? BCyC members have been active in the Yate Joint Cycleways Group which has been a strong advocate for the Spur, and for the other links and routes that Yate needs. There is a meeting of the…

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South Gloucestershire Cycle Forum meeting Nov 2017

The next South Glos Cycle forum meeting will be held on Tuesday 28th November at 6pm. The venue will be the Filton 20, new Filton house building, address below: New Filton House Golf Course lane Filton, BRISTOL BS34 7QS There is cycle parking and visitor car parking available outside the building. Here are the minutes from the September meeting Cycle Forum Minutes-sept 17…

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South Glos Cycle Forum at UWE on 14th March 2017

Do please make an effort to attend the South Gloucestershire Cycle Forum if you can. It’s important that there is representation from a wide range of people and groups. Those choosing to cycle in South Glos can often feel like poor relations in one of the most congested and car dominated areas of the city. We need to work even harder to get our voices heard, and to speak for the 2/3 of Bristolians who feel the roads are not safe for cycling. However there are of course some well signed quietway routes, and welcome representation from the largest businesses…

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