Campaign to keep Prince St Bridge for people walking and cycling

Prince Street Bridge is possible the most important single point in the city for walking and cycling. It is very heavily used and already a point of significant congestion. This will get worse as ever more people choose to walk and cycle. It is clear that it can no longer continue to function safely and comfortably while meeting the…

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Huge response to Space for Cycling survey

We have had over 600 responses to our survey on what people think about cycling in Bristol. Most responses were from those who cycle regularly, 73% cycle more than 3 times a week, and the main motivations were for excecise and pleasure, commuting, and concern for environment There is strong support for removing motor traffic from shopping areas to create…

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Joint Spatial Plan and Joint Transport Study – our response

These two major strategic plans will shape some profound changes to our city and towns over the coming years. The four West of England councils (Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Bath & North East Somerset) together are working on a draft Joint Spatial Plan setting out how the area will accomodate 85,000 new homes and growth of 20%. The…

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Airport Road Shared Use Footway

Ref: https://bristol.citizenspace.com/business-change/airport-road Our overall position on this consultation is: Support A welcome scheme that will deliver a key section of the Strategic Cycle Network to a good standard for All Ages and Ability (‘Triple A’) cycling. Space for Cycling Does this measure provide for 1) Protected space on main roads; 2) Remove through motor traffic; 3) Safe routes to…

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BCyC Policy – Shared Space Streets and Shared Use Pavements

What’s the issue? The Bristol regional cycle network is almost entirely made up of shared space with motor traffic, or shared use with pedestrians. Both are essential and useful where appropriate, but otherwise can create conflict and anxiety about safety from more vulnerable users, whether perceived or actual. The Bristol Bike Life 2015 Report rated shared pavements and bus lanes…

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Separation between pedestrians and cyclists in a ‘Living Heart’

Guest blog from member WJH I suspect we could be in danger of being sold a pup by agreeing to the Living Heart separation proposals. The general principle of separation is good, even essential, for reasonably fast cycle travel. Broadmead is a problem, and the proposal is good, especially if they add cycle stands near the central cross roads,…

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Infrastructure Safaris

Over the years the Bristol Cycling Campaign has developed a set of routes that help understand why Bristol tops the list of bike-friendly cities in the UK (not a high bar then). These are short routes that can be covered in 2 hours at a pinch (if there’s not too much talking and questions!) so they don’t form part…

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