Bristol Cycling Clean Air Zone (CAZ) Consultation and Infographic

The Clean Air Zone (CAZ) consultation closes on Monday the 12th August. Bristol Cycling welcomes any measures that might help restrict vehicle usage in Bristol and reduce roadside pollution concentrations. However, we are concerned the expected reductions in NO2 are small would not reach compliance for another decade. It is also concerning that CO2 emissions might increase due to…

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Call for inclusive infrastructure

Fantastic article by Zoe Banks Gross on why we need to continue campaigning for a better environment for cycling, if we want to see greater quantities and diversity of people cycling in Bristol: https://betterbybike.info/news/seeing-women-cycling-bristol-theres-still-long-way-go. Cycling is for everyone, and even though we are seeing more women cycling in Bristol, and more than in the other Bike Life cities, we still…

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Have you experienced harassment riding your bike?

We’re pleased to give our support to the campaign from Bristol Zero Tolerance on gender-based street harassment. Many people report feeling unsafe due to threatening behaviour while out on their bikes, particularly (and rather depressingly) women. BZT and we at BCyC are looking for people to tell their stories to help put forward proposals for the city in terms of…

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Police start a ‘Give Space, Be Safe’ initiative to tackle near misses

Avon & Somerset Police officers went to a seminar last week by West Midlands police on their award winning ‘Give Space, Be Safe’ initiative (Best Practice Education and Enforcement in the West Midlands). Since the initiative began last September in West Midlands it is credited with halving the number of incidents of ‘close passing’ reported by cyclists in Birmingham. We’re very pleased…

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Calling women cyclists / would-be cyclists

Longstanding BCyC supporter Emma Barraclough has just trained as a cycle leader for Breeze rides http://www.goskyride.com/Breeze – British Cycling’s programme to get more women cycling. She is running two NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION rides on the weekend of 3 & 4 Jan 2015. For any women wanting to start cycling or returning to cycling there’s an 8 mile easy, flatish ride from…

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