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
People living, working and visiting Bristol are being asked for their views on two options to reduce harmful air pollution in the city.
The Mayor of Bristol has made a series of environmental commitments on Clean Air Day to protect the most vulnerable from harmful pollution and ensure the city is playing its part in tackling global climate challenge.
Residents left their cars at home and took to public transport, pupils organised walking buses to school and cyclists pedalled in convoy as Bath and North East Somerset got involved in this year’s Clean Air Day.
Last week, nearly 20,000 sustainable journeys were logged in the Travelwest Challenge. Three lucky participants already won 25,000 BetterPoints (which can be exchanged for rewards and/or donated to the charity of their choice) a Gloucestershire Cricket Family Ticket Voucher, a Roman Baths family voucher and a £50 voucher to dine at the Pump Rooms, Bath.
Huge public consultation response supported no change to city's 20mph limit
New Essential Evidence No 185: The effectiveness of a 20mph speed limit intervention on vehicle speeds in Bristol
The findings indicated that the sign-only 20mph intervention was successful in lowering vehicle speeds. Policy makers are encouraged to implement a careful monitoring of the effects of 20mph speed limit interventions on vehicle speeds in order to enable a meaningful evaluation of potential public health benefits.