Space for Cycling wins Bristol Elections 2016

Following a hard fought campaign Space for Cycling emerged as the clear winner of the Bristol 2016 elections, securing not only the mayoralty, but also 63% of all the Councillors. Mayor Marvin Rees (who also represents Labour) said “I support cycling. Not only does it have obvious health benefits in keeping people fit and improving the air quality, but…

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Space for Cycling 2016

Bristol needs Space for Cycling – and a Mayor and councillors committed to deliver it. Find out more from the ward map for what we want. Enter your postcode to see what needs doing in your ward – and to ask your councillors/candidates what they’re doing about it. You know about ‘squeeky wheel syndrome’ – the more voices there are the louder…

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Manifesto for Mayoral Candidates – May 2016

We have produced a Manifesto for 2016 Mayoral Elections setting out key questions for the elections on May 5th. This is part of our Space for Cycling campaign. You can add your voice to the campaign by signing the petition. See also our manifesto for candidates standing for the Council, and for the Police and Crime Commissioner. Statement of…

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Manifesto for Council Candidates – May 2016

We have produced a BCyC Manifesto for 2016 Council Elections candidates setting out key questions for the elections on May 5th. This is part of our Space for Cycling campaign. You can add your voice to the campaign by signing the petition. See also our manifesto for candidates standing for the Mayor, and for the Police and Crime Commissioner. Manifesto…

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Active Travel Hustings – are we any the wiser?

On April 21st, Life Cycle UK organised a hustings for General Election candidates to answer questions on walking and cycling from an audience of about 60 people who themselves had mainly walked or cycled to the event.  The hustings were hosted by TLT at their 12th floor offices in 1 Redcliffe St – which has great views of Bristol….

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Vote Bike!

With election fever building now is the time to review what we know about each party’s position on cycling. The Guardian says “With a couple of honourable exceptions, the main parties show depressingly little vision or ambition in their election programmes” which is disappointing as if you followed the Big Cycling Debate, an event in March involving transport spokespeople from the…

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General Election Cycle Hustings

Tuesday 21 April 2015 7-9pm, 1 Redcliff Street Life Cycle UK are organising a hustings to give you chance to put your questions to some of Bristol’s prospective candidates about cycling and other types of active travel. The event is free, though you’ll need to register to attend. The event is to be hosted by cycling journalist and author,…

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Local councillors fail to back Space for Cycling

Bristol has only managed to come forth out of the 8 English Core Cities in terms of the number of councillors signed up to support Space for Cycling. Although some local coverage seem to regard this a good showing, BCyC is angry and ashamed that in our ‘Cycling City’ and ‘Green Capital’ that this is the level of political…

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