SPACE FOR CYCLING
Why and What
Bristol is the 2nd most congested city in the UK and pollution kills nearly 200 people a year. More safe cycle routes is part of the solution.
On residential streets making streets more pleasant and liveable for residents
Lots of high quality, protected, continuous, cycle lanes.
SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL
So that children are able to cycle to school safely helping then be more active and independent
Prioritising walking, cycling and public transport makes public spaces more pleasant places to work, shop and relax.
Open up more green areas for cycling, giving safer options for recreation and commuting.
LOWER TRAFFIC SPEEDS
Greater enforcement of 20 mph
Space for Cycling is about making riding a bike in Bristol a realistic choice for everyone, whatever their age or ability. As a result there will be less congestion, less air and noise pollution, more friendly neighbourhoods, and more freedom for children to be active outside.
8 in 10 people support increasing the safety of cycling
7 in 10 people want to see more spent on safer cycling infrastructure
More than 8 in 10 people want protected, separate cycle lanes
Most people want shopping centres closed to private motor vehicles
Join the Cycle2CityHall, family friendly, ride to show the new Mayor and councillors that lots of people want more and better cycle lanes. Helping to make Bristol a less congested, less expensive place to get around, and a healthier and more equitable city. Sunday May 15th -start Millennium Sq by @Bristol, 1.30pm cycling along cycleway to Read more about #Cycle2City Hall – Sun – May 15, 1.30 – 3pm[…]
Road safety is a key issue for most cyclists and the major reason many people don’t cycle in Bristol – as its seen as too dangerous. Every week two people walking or cycling in Bristol are seriously injured or killed by motor vehicles To address this the Police and Crime Commissioner must direct policies and Read more about Police Commissioner support for #S4CBristol[…]
With increased congestion and pollution in Bristol and huge public support for better cycle infrastructure, there is growing support for improved, safe cycle infrastructure by Mayoral candidates. With all the main candidates having responded to the Space4CyclingBristol Mayoral manifesto (http://bit.ly/1VkviAh). Exerts from the mayoral candidates statements are below. H0wever, the level of measurable commitment Read more about Growing support for Space4Cycling Bristol by Mayoral candidates[…]
We’re often being told to shop local, to support local businesses –meaning small, locally owned businesses, many of which are having a hard time competing with big chain stores.There are considerable benefits to all of us supporting our local businesses. Much more of the money that we spend in a locally owned store tends to Read more about How cycling helps local retail sales[…]
By one of the BCyCampaign members – Richard Burton – thanks Richard. When the government wants to announce something quietly, it has several weasely methods for ensuring that the media is looking the other way. It can issue the announcement on the Friday just as Parliament is closing, it can issue it when the Prime Read more about National Govt – Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy!!![…]
An opportunity to listen to the plans and ideas of the mayoral candidates to deliver a city that is focused on a low carbon future with a high quality of life for all. The event is designed to encourage and explore a deep insight into the issues and to get beyond the usual rhetoric. Organised Read more about Mayoral Hustings: Delivering change for a sustainable future city[…]
Help get 10,000 people to sign the campaign petition to; Show that thousands of Bristolians DO want better cycle infrastructure in the city to make cycling safer AND help reduce congestion and pollution Get candidates for council and Mayor to commit to the 6 S4C measures that include the creation of a comprehensive network of Read more about Groovy S4C stickers and bike plates to give away[…]
www.bristol20mph.co.uk 20mph has now been implemented across Bristol. The last phase was implemented September 2015. – 20mph roads include local high streets along with residential streets – The police are enforcing 20mph along with all other speed limits. (see below on how to request speed enforcement) Tackling Speed: 20mph is being enforced – fines and Read more about 20 mph update[…]
Bristol is now the second most congested city in the UK and pollution kills nearly 200 people a year. Yet in the last 3 years just 1 km of truly protected cycleway has been built. Something has to be done or there will be gridlock and more pollution. By getting more people out of their cars and Read more about Why Space4Cycling is needed in Bristol[…]
A recent survey shows that bikers are the happiest daily commuters. If your goal in life is to be unhappy, I would suggest driving alone. Many options are available for an average, urban commuter in terms of transportation. But, if one is looking for the option most likely to increase happiness in their daily lives, Read more about Happiest commuters are cyclists[…]