Making Bristol better for cycling


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.

This website draws together the planning applications across the different areas, including notifications, at We have a page of useful resources for Local campaigning.

Consultation responses (click for full list)

  • Cotham Hill pedestrianisation consultation - back 'Option A'

    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

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  • Safe cycle lanes on Bath Road or another urban motorway?

    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

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  • Act now to improve the A38 south from Bristol

    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.

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  • All the consultations!

    All the consultations!

    Bristol City Council currently has four consultations open for street interventions across the city, which could lead to improved environments for people walking and cycling in those areas. We've written a detailed response for five consultations already which you can view here: ATF Consultation Response Jan 2021 - Bristol Cycling This covers the following areas: Cotham Hill, Cotham Princess Victoria Street, Clifton St Marks Road, Easton Rosemary Lane, Eastville Picton Street, Montpelier We've also responded to

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  • More consultations now open for street transformations

    More consultations now open for street transformations

    Hot on the heels of the three consultations which opened last week, Bristol City Council has opened three further consultations for Park Row, Rosemary Lane (Eastville) and Picton Street (Montpelier). These which could be transformed into better places for people walking and cycling. These changes will be implemented in the first half of 2021 with funding from the government's "Active Travel Fund". Two of these streets, Rosemary Lane in Eastville and Picton Street in Montpelier,

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  • Improvement consultations now open for three streets in Bristol

    Improvement consultations now open for three streets in Bristol

    Three new consultations have been opened today by Bristol City Council, ahead of changes which could be made to streets in Bristol early next year, paid for by the DfT’s “Active Travel Fund”. These early stage consultations have been opened for three streets: Cotham Hill, Cotham Princess Victoria Street, Clifton St Marks Road, Easton There are great opportunities on these streets to create better environments for residents and businesses whilst improving conditions for sustainable transport.

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  • Don’t Blow it Bristol!

    Don’t Blow it Bristol!

    #DontBlowItBristol We're at risk of losing Bristol’s new sustainable infrastructure of expanded pavements, cycle lanes and other road changes was brought in to help in the fight against Covid-19. The new infrastructure has given a boost to vulnerable groups allowing people to socially distance, get cleaner air and feel safer when they are out and about. But lobby groups who want cars to dominate our city are pushing councillors to reverse these decisions. Pressure from

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  • Consultation response to construction of 185 homes at Bonnington Walk

    We've put in a response to the proposal to build 185 homes at Bennington Walk in Lockleaze, next to the Concorde Way cycle route to north Bristol. You can read the PDF version here 2020-07 Bonnington Walk consultation response, or the text below. Response to Consultation Construction of 185 homes, Bonnington Walk REF: 20/02523/FB 8th July 2020 Bristol Cycling Campaign objects to this application on the grounds that the development does not adequately provision for

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