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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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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Clifton contraflows – Oakfield Road – Clifton Road – Lower Clifton Hill

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We are pleased to see three proposals for cycling contraflows in Clifton. These low volume, low speed roads are suitable for contraflows by signage alone. All three streets are used in practice by cyclists against the one-way, demonstrating the need for two way flow for cycles.  All are within 20 mph limit. We support this proposal. Here’s the pdf BCyC.Consultations.Clifton.ND.2.8.17 Oakfield…

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Bristol University Tyndall Avenue public realm changes – our response

Bristol University are proposing to ‘stop up’ Tyndall Place including the junctions at either end as part of their master plan. Here’s our view. Response to Consultation (BCyCResponsetoTyndallAvenue) Bristol Cycling Campaign 23 February 2017 Tyndall Avenue Public Realm Project www.bristol.ac.uk/estates/projects/tyndallplace/ Our overall position on this consultation is: Support with strong qualification Space for Cycling Does this measure deliver 1)…

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A Modest Proposal #5: The Bear Pit / St James Barton Roundabout

 St James Barton roundabout remains among the worst in Bristol for cyclists. This is despite the sterling work of The Bearpit Improvement Group and the recently completed £1million scheme to provde a route around the inner edge of the roundabout at street level for pedestrians and cyclists. We hope this already outdated scheme will be the last time huge budgets will be spent forcing cycles…

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Roman Road on The Downs – It’s a bit better. Oh no it isn’t!

Guest Blog from Wheels On The Bike about traffic on The Downs. Plans to improve this very problematic and unpleasant route have been dropped. What does this say about making Space for Cycling in Bristol? Reposted with permission from https://wheelsonthebike.wordpress.com/2015/12/01/roman-road-its-a-bit-better-oh-no-it-isnt/ Roman Road is one of many car-sick roads in Bristol. It’s a odd one-way road, that cuts a corner of…

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Merchant’s Dock Consultation Response

Bristol Cycling Campaign has submitted a response in support of the consultation for a wider path and a new bridge at Merchant’s Dock, by the Pump House. We have five general criteria we use to evaluate consultations, followed by specific issues. See the attached full response for details and references. BristolCyclingCampaignresponsetoconsultationMerchantsDock 1. Space for Cycling: Positive. It makes the centre of…

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Cycle Network and Clifton Triangle in the media today

Bristol Cycling Campaign in the Post with Freedom to Ride proposals for a Bristol Cycling Network http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Going-Dutch-Council-consult-network-Euro-style/story-20000410-detail/story.html Also, outline proposals for a more people-centric Clifton Triangle discussed on BBC Radio Bristol Steve le Fevre this morning from 6:30 – Adam on air just after 8. Listen again when available or catch any following debate on http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/bbc_radio_bristol. We’ll be adding…

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