Bristol to Bath Railway Path Safety

We are appalled at the frequency and level of violence of attacks on the Bristol to Bath Railway Path this winter. BCyC members have been actively working with stakeholders discussing long term options to improve safety. One aspect has been to learn from other similar paths with similar challenges around the country. The Facebook group Bristol & Bath Railway Path – OnePath is very…

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Bristol Cycling Campaign response to the Bristol & Bath Railway Path concept designs

Bristol Cycling Campaign response to Bristol & Bath Railway Path concept designs

Update: 23 January 2019 Sustrans is holding a drop-in session ‘to explore the latest designs and to help us balance the different ideas as we develop the details together’ for the railway path. Details for the session are: Monday 24 February 5:00pm-8:00pm Easton Community Centre, Kilburn Street, Easton, Bristol BS5 6AW (next to the BBRP) Bristol Cycling Campaign response…

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Workshops on changes to the Railway Path – have your say!

Sustrans have funding to improve the Bristol end of the Railway Path between Trinity Road and Clay Bottom. The £1.2m project is being called the One Path: BS5 project and “aims to encourage positive behaviour and tackle issues such as conflict between path users”. It is funded by the Department for Transport and will be delivered by Sustrans in partnership with Bristol City…

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The start of cycle campaigning in Bristol, lessons for today?

It’s well worth settling down with the hot beverage of your choice and letting the estimable John Grimshaw tell you about the start of cycle campaigning in Bristol, and we venture, in the UK. He describes the striking series of demonstrations and actions that started in 1974 and lead to the mass action that created the Bristol Bath Railway…

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Cycling around Yate – the Spur and other routes

The new Yate Spur cycle path opened in April 2018 providing a shared use route between the Bristol and Bath railway path at Coxgrove Hill and Station Road, Yate. BCyC has been pressing for this for many years and it formed part of the Strategic Cycle Network we proposed in 2013 so it’s great to have it in place. Have…

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Chocolate Factory in Greenbank

Generator (Chocolate Factory) LLP has submitted a full planning application, under reference 15/06400/F to Bristol City Council for the redevelopment of the former Elizabeth Shaw Chocolate Factory in Greenbank. The details are on their website at http://www.chocolatefactorybristol.com/downloads.aspx. 138 new homes, in a mix of houses and apartments 142 new car parking spaces for residential and commercial uses A new landscaped…

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Third closure of Bristol Bath Railway Path

Some are calling it a conspiracy, but a third closure of a section of the massively popular Bristol Bath Cycle Path has been announced. Unlike the first one at Staple Hill for tunnel repairs, this one will improve things for users. Unlike the second one for resurfacing between Bitton and Saltford, there will be a signed diversion. [NEWSFLASH: “Alternative…

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Another section of Railway Path closed

SouthGloucestershire Council are going to close another large section of the Bristol Bath Railway Path for an extended period. Although this time there are clear benefits to cycling from the resurfacing between Saltford and Bitton Station, the announcement couldn’t have come at a…

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Railway Path Closure at Teewell Hill Bridge 6th Oct for 8 weeks

Railway Path Closure at Teewell Hill Bridge Message from South Gloucestershire Cycle Forum Dear Cycle Forum Members The railway path at Teewell Hill in Staple Hill will be closed from Monday 6 October for approximately eight weeks. The essential closure has been scheduled so that our engineers can carry out the foundation works to widen the existing road bridge…

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