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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Planning permission granted to plug the ‘Conham Gap’ at Crews Hole

It’s very good news that the planning application for a cycle route along the Avon Valley through Crews Hole at the ‘Conham Gap’ has now been approved. We were strongly supportive of the proposal as it received a rare ‘five green’ score against our five criteria. It’s been two years since the last proposal was rejected following angry, misinformed and disappointingly managed meetings where BCyC members felt intimidated for advocating that walking and cycling should be enabled on this important link.  This now leaves the small problem of funding the…

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Decision time for Crew Hole / Beaufort Road

We have submitted a statement in support of Bristol Council proposals for this truly awful stretch of road Statement to St Georges NP 9Dec2013.

There is a meeting of the St Georges Neighbourhood Partnership on Tuesday 10th Dec 2013 at which councillors will consider the options.

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Crews Hole Consultation

    A public meeting is to be held to discuss the Crews Hole Road / Beaufort Rd Traffic Scheme on Wednesday 6 November at 7pm, Woodwise Academy, Crews Hole Rd BS5 8BB. The plans can be viewed at St George Library and hopefully soon on the St George Neighbourhood Partnership website. This will be a chance to view the proposed changes, listen to the reasons behind the proposals and give your views and suggestions. Importantly for us the scheme will create a one way flow for motor traffic with bicycle contraflow on a narrow section of Crews Hole Road – a…

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