Becoming a Cycling City
Between June 2008 and March 2011 Bristol and South Gloucestershire Councils embarked on a major project to get thousands more people back on their bikes.
A number of projects helped bring about this transport revolution:
- building new and improved cycling infrastructure
- running fun and exciting events
- providing people with help and support through training, working with businesses, schools and community projects
- raising awareness of the reasons to cycle and how to get started
The menu links on the left gives lots more information, including links to movies of new routes and cycle paths.
To get an idea of the scale of the Cycling City project, the best place to start is our maps. The three maps below show the new and exisiting cycle facilities in the city.
- New and improved cycle infrastructure
- Priority cycle routes from the city centre
- 'Pinchpoint improvements' to the city centre
For more in-depth details try reading the project update reports below. You'll get a good idea how the Cycling City project developed between 2008 and 2011.
And don't forget the Better By Bike monthly newsletter. You can read back editions here and you can sign up to receive them regularly when you register on the site.
If you still have questions, send us an email and we'll be happy to help.
Greater Bristol's Cycling City status continues into the future through the West of England's share of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund.
This Department for Transport fund allows Bristol and South Gloucestershire councils to work with neighbouring North Somerset Council and Bath & North East Somerset Council to encourage lots more cycling, along with the use of more sustainable transport in general.
Find out more by visiting: http://travelplus.org.uk/local-sustainable-transport-fund