Bristol Cycling Manifesto launched

Cycling in Bristol is quick, cheap and pollution-free

 why don’t more people do it?

Shifting from cars to bikes cuts congestion and improves people’s health

– why is investment so low?

Leading European cities make it easy to cycle

– where is the cycling network for Bristol?

“Cycling already benefits everyone in Bristol with thousands of people out on bikes every day, more than in any other large UK city”, said Martin Tweddell, Chair of Bristol Cycling Campaign. “Tens of thousands more would like to join them, if they felt confident that it was safe and easy”.

The Bristol Cycling Manifesto is affordable and can be delivered in just 12 years. It will offer independence, health and mobility for all of us. Every street can be a cycling street, linked by 200 miles of Cycling Freeways and Quietways.

Please sign the petition to ask our Mayor and councils to take five actions to make it happen:

  1. Set a target to quadruple cycling to 20% of all trips by 2025, and 30% of those to work
  2. Fix a plan to deliver a comprehensive cycling network by 2025
  3. Commit investment to deliver the plan (£16 per head each year minimum)
  4. Implement the plan through a multi-skilled team for action across all areas
  5. Engage an inspirational Cycling Commissioner to lead the transformation.

We’re calling on everyone who would benefit from more people cycling in Bristol (and that’s everyone, not just those who ride) to sign the [no longer active]

The Leaflet has all the details.

Download the  Flyer and the Poster here.  Contact [email protected] if you can help.

You can see details of the proposed routes here

On Wednesday 17 June we hosted the Bristol Cycling Summit at Armada House. Mayor George Ferguson updated us with his plans for cycling in Bristol and we had key speakers who talked about why cycling is important for Bristol, including the new Strategic Director of Public of Health, Janet Maxwell and the Manager of Bristol Green Capital, Darren Hall.

We’re calling for investment of £109 million over 12 years to quadruple cycling. The campaign has four elements:

* A strategy for cycling – what needs doing and why

* A map of the network of cycling Freeways, Quietways and Local Links

* The Manifesto calling for the five essential actions from the Strategy

* The Bristol Cycling Manifesto petition to support the Manifesto

There has already been good coverage in the Bristol Post with this article before the launch and then this one. Also Bristol 24-7Bike Biz and others.

We’re calling on everyone who would benefit from more people cycling in Bristol (and that’s everyone, not just those who ride) to sign the Bristol Cycling Manifesto.