Focus on cycling activity in three areas
In 2015/16 we focused on promoting cycling activity in Bristol’s three enterprise areas – Hengrove, Easton and Lawrence Hill and Lawrence Weston. Activities, events and projects aimed to support more people to cycle as a means to promote health, access work and skills and reduce car use.
Working with Registered Social Landlords
We developed a pilot programme in 2015/16 working with Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) and their tenants to increase sustainable transport opportunities for residents, primarily by improving or creating cycle parking at their properties, but also promoting Wheels to Work and other support services, and linking residents to active travel opportunities. Match funding was available for our project partners. Read more
Active Neighbourhood Transport Grants
We have supported more than 70 community projects across the city over the past two years. In 2015/16 we continued to manage approximately ten of these projects with continuation funding.
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We have provided comprehensive bike tool kits, including track pumps, to nearly 40 community centre, which are for use by their visitors and members of the public. Their locations are listed online at Better By Bike If there is sufficient interest, we can arrange for bike maintenance training courses for any staff members who are responsible for these kits
2,403 jobs created or safeguarded, plus another 153 during construction; more than 265 businesses to benefit from projects.
The West of England Combined Authority has pledged to ensure that clean growth is an integral part of the region’s recovery from the Coronavirus pandemic.
Ambitious proposals to tackle the Climate Emergency and improve people’s health by reducing vehicle use, promoting active travel and creating liveable communities across Bath and North East Somerset are to be discussed at a webinar on Monday.
Local people, community groups and businesses are being urged to help shape North Somerset’s future by getting involved in the development of North Somerset Council’s new Local Plan for the area.
Today (21 July) South Gloucestershire Council are launching a public consultation on changes to Thornbury High Street to help keep everyone safe as we continue to ease out of lockdown restrictions.
Residents are being asked for their views on the temporary measures introduced in parts of Bath and Keynsham to widen pavements and remove traffic from roads to help support the recovery from COVID-19.