Responding to consultations is an important part of what we do. When a development is out for consultation it’s already late in the day, but this is when there are specific plans, and funding, for changes. Our aim through other activities such as Space for Cycling is to make sure good plans come forward, not just trying to improve current proposals. In our consultation responses we always press for:
- Triple A quality (All Ages and Abilities)
- Convenience and practicality that will enable more people to cycle
- Improvements for cycling, and for the start and end of trips, such as parking
- Sufficient capacity to meet projected cycling levels of 20% within 10 years.
New cycleways proposed for the A432 and the ring road
Hot on the heels of their last consultation for new cycle lanes on the A38 between Thornbury and Bristol, South Gloucestershire council is now consulting about proposals on another corridor linking major towns and villages into the Bristol North Fringe. The A432 connects Yate to Bristol via Coalpit Heath, joining the ring road at Bromley Heath. South Glos are consulting on an outline proposal to provide safe, separated cycle lanes along the entire length. In…Read More
Brislington Greenway Planning Application
Bristol Cycling Campaign is supporting two temporary planning applications that could get a pedestrian and cycle path on the old Bristol and North Somerset railway line, (the Brislington Greenway), at least for three years. This comes as there also reports that Bristol City Council has advanced proposals to turn it into a road (Plans are back for A4 relief road along former railway line in Brislington) The two planning applications for the Brislington Greenway go…Read More
A38 / Bradley Stoke Way proposals
South Gloucestershire Council has set out proposals for improving conditions for the Thornbury, A38 and Bradley Stoke Way corridor including: Thornbury and the B4061 Alveston Hill between Thornbury and Alveston The A38 corridor between Thornbury and Aztec West Bradley Stoke Way between Aztec West and Great Stoke Roundabout Bristol Cycling Campaign has responded to the consultation. We strongly supports the provision of high quality cycle infrastructure along these routes. 2022-03 Thornbury, A38 and Bradley Stoke…Read More
We support safe cycling proposals for the Park Row area
The council is currently consulting on changes to the Park Row area, making the "temporary" protected cycle lanes there permanent with a new design. Bristol Cycling Campaign strongly supports the provision of protected cycle lanes on the Park Row area, between Clifton Triangle and Dighton Street. This corridor connects the city centre and beyond to a number of destinations with extremely high potential for active travel, including the University of Bristol and Bristol Royal Infirmary.…Read More
New Transport schemes for Wells Rd & Whiteladies Rd
Bristol City Council and the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) have a consultation on works on the no 2 bus route, including for cycling. This is a major north-south route taking in many of the most heavily used, and most hostile, cycling routes in the city. We've done an executive summary of our response which you can use. There are some good bits, but overall we're not impressed: We urge Bristol City Council to…Read More
Cotham Hill pedestrianisation consultation - back 'Option A'
Fantastic to see the Cotham Hill pedestrianisation consultation is out. This includes not only more space for traders, pedestrians and disabled parking bays but also separated cycle lanes on the southern section and a School Street on Aberdeen Rd! Please respond and back 'Option A', the most ambitious option. Below is a survey asking local people to think about three possible options for a permanent scheme. The overall the aim of any scheme will be…Read More
Safe cycle lanes on Bath Road or another urban motorway?
The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) have a consultation on transport on the A4 Bath Road running all the way from Bath to Central Bristol. There are no plans or proposals, it’s an open ended survey, in our view not very helpful, involving all modes of transport and the local area. We ask all our members and supporters to complete the consultation survey please and ask specifically for segregated cycle lanes from Hicks Gate…Read More
Act now to improve the A38 south from Bristol
Note: Consultation closes Sunday 1st Aug 2021 - Act Now! As you cycle south out of Bristol are there any routes that you would be comfortable taking a child on? If you needed to commute to a job at the airport, could you walk or cycle? Have you cycled to the beautiful countryside around Rowberrow, Blagdon or Cheddar? The A38 could be a really valuable walking and cycling route, but at the moment it is dangerous.…Read More