Bristol Transport Strategy Consultation – Our Response

Sharp eyed cycle campaign members will have noticed the new Bristol Transport Strategy (BTS), published at the end of September and out for consultation until 2 November 2018. The BTS is Bristol Council’s blueprint for defeating congestion, air pollution etc for the next 18 years; until 2036. If you were hoping for better cycling conditions than these people near…

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Our response to the 20mph consultation

20mph speed limits on most streets and roads in Bristol has been one of Bristol Cycling’s campaigns (Twenty’s Plenty) from the beginning. We encouraged as many BCyC members as possible to respond to the consultation in 2018 (7 Reasons Einstein would support 20 mph) and we were pleased at the overwhelmingly positive response the council received. We put in…

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Bristol’s City Centre Framework – we’ve responded

Earlier in the year Bristolians were invited to help shape the future of the city centre by responding to a consultation on the City Centre Framework (CCF) document https://bristol.citizenspace.com/growth-regeneration/city-centre-framework The deadline for responses passed on 14 May. We hope you agree with our response: We welcome the CCF document and agree that our City Centre should provide a high quality walking and cycling environment…

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National Planning Policy Framework consultation

The government are consulting on the new draft National Planning Policy Framework. Since it is the document which all local plans and planning policy have to adhere to it’s pretty important. On the face of it looks like it is a big improvement on the current (2012) one in that it actually refers to and promotes cycling which the…

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Proposals for Coronation Rd – Dean Lane crossing

Draft plans have been circulated for this is very important and heavily used route for walking and cycling at the south end of Gaol Ferry Bridge (plan). The current arrangement is most unsatisfactory and long overdue for improvement. This has come to top of the pile as Bristol Council tries to find deliverable schemes as the Cycling Ambition Fund completion…

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Nelson Street ‘a messy chaotic street’

A draft set of plans have been shared with us of how to improve Nelson Street for cycling and walking, after the changes made for MetroBus. If you can understand plans have a look and tell us what you think. There’s a set of photos below which show the current problems. These are part of the Cycle Ambition Fund programme…

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Victoria Park, a missed opportunity or is something better than nothing?

The latest stage of the saga of the Victoria Park section of the Filwood Quietway draws to a close. New proposals have been made as part of the Cycling Ambition Fund programme for the Filwood Quietway after the withdrawal of the previous properly ambitious and well balanced proposals in January 2017, after a vitriolic anti-cycling campaign playing on fear. As…

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Callowhill Court – large development, carpark and change to routes around Broadmead – our response

‘Callowhill Court’ is the name given to a huge redevelopment of a large part of Broadmead, including changes to traffic and bus routes in the whole area. We’ve been paying close attention since the initial proposals in December 2016, and there have been significant changes, however as members and strong supporters of Living Heart for Bristol, we are very…

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