To achieve Cycling for All, we need Space for Cycling routes, linking together Liveable Neighbourhoods. This needs political will and leadership. We work to influence the Bristol Mayor, the WECA Mayor, local councils, councillors, officers, businesses and community groups by setting out an ambitious vision, and building support for change.
Cycling in Bristol is quick, cheap and improves people’s health
Shifting from cars to bikes cuts congestion and is pollution-free
Leading European cities make it easy to cycle
We are strong supporters of CyclingWorks Bristol, a group of organisations supporting better cycling infrastructure in Bristol to enable their staff to travel safely to work by bike
2021 We set out cycling manifestos for main candidates for Bristol Mayor, and for main candidates for West of England ‘Metro’ Mayor. We also asked questions of the candidates for Police and Crime Commissioner.
2016 Nearly 2/3 of elected councillors gave statements of support for our Bristol Cycling Manifesto, including the innovative Space for Cycling 2016 ward map. We also had support from the Bristol Mayor candidates including Marvin Rees who was elected.
5 things that you can do to help cycling in Bristol right now
Cycling is a freeing, liberating and fun-filled experience (just ask any of our Bristolians on Bikes) and we want to make it better for our city, but do you sometimes feel powerless to make a difference? Here are five productive ways (in no particular order!) to make your voice heard. Ask your employer to support the CyclingWorks Bristol initiative CyclingWorks Bristol is mobilising local employer organisations to express support for better cycling infrastructure in our…Read More
Summary of our 2021 survey
Bristol Cycling Campaign’s annual cycling survey received its best ever response with over 1,200 people participating. The results show that concerns about road safety & collisions are the biggest deterrent to using their bike more. Not surprisingly, the majority (82%) said that protected bike lanes on main roads would encourage them a lot to cycle more, as with last year (What we learned from our 2020 supporter survey). It’s clear to us that if the…Read More
Can we make cycling boring?
by Dulce Pedroso. Like many of us, Bristol Cycling member Dulce Pedroso envisions a version of Bristol where cycling is everywhere. So prevalent, in fact, that talking about cycling as a mode of transport becomes so commonplace that it’s (almost) boring. A city where everyone and their grandma cycles and no one calls you ‘brave’ for cycling the morning commute. In her quest to help make that happen, Dulce is running for election onto Cycling…Read More
The Summer of Cycling and Walking
Friday 30th July was a bumper day for announcements and publications from the Department for Transport relating to cycling, to kick of its 'Summer of Cycling and Walking' campaign. In this article we attempt to simplify each one for you, and understand how they are relevant to us here in Bristol. £338 million package to further fuel active travel boom The active travel boom seen throughout the pandemic will continue to thrive thanks to a…Read More
Our challenges for the new Cabinet Member for Transport in Bristol
This article was first published on Bristol247.com Congratulations to Don Alexander, who has just taken on the role of Cabinet Member for Transport. This is an important position given the impact our city’s transport challenges have on the lives of residents across the city. Getting the balance right between giving hope and managing expectations will be a key challenge as we start an important period for cycling. We take a look at Don’s ‘in-tray’ and…Read More
Bicycle Mayor for Bristol is announced
Bristol now has a Bicycle Mayor to accelerate the city’s approach to cycling. Leah DeHaan joins an international network of change-makers to accelerate the adoption of cycling. Leah joins an influential network of independent city leaders that is now active on every continent, all working to make their cities more human-centric and fit for the future. Passionate about cycling and creating a more liveable city, Leah takes up this voluntary role beside her job as…Read More
What do Metro Mayor candidates say about cycling?
There are elections on May 6th for the regional West of England Mayor, the Bristol Mayor, and many local councillors. We've met most of the mayoral candidates to discuss our Cycling Manifesto for West of England, and Cycling Manifesto for Bristol. Here are the responses to our challenges from the main candidates for WECA Mayor (and here for Bristol Mayor). We use their own words where provided, or our understanding from meeting them. These are…Read More
Responses from candidates to our Bristol Mayor cycling manifesto
We've challenged the main candidates for Bristol Mayor to commit to measures that will double cycling rates in Bristol by 2024. Below we list the responses we've had from the candidates to the five challenges in our cycling manifesto for the Bristol Mayor (and here for WECA Mayor cycling manifesto). Start implementing the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP), incorporating the improvements suggested by the Campaign, with three key strategic routes completed by 2024Implement a minimum…Read More