Double cycling rates by 2024 – our challenge to our next mayors

After the elections on 6th May the new Bristol Mayor, Metro Mayor and councils must have a transforming vision for active travel. Cycling must be treated as an essential transport option, and a key tool to reduce the health and financial inequalities we face as a city.

By 2024 we are calling on candidates to:

  1. Start implementing the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan, incorporating the improvements suggested by the Campaign, with three key strategic routes completed by 2024

  2. Implement a minimum of six Liveable Neighbourhoods
  3. Extend the School Streets programme to all schools and suitable roads
  4. Install 1,000 bike hangars across the city, in addition to secure cycling lockers or hubs at Park and Ride locations, and a secure bike-parking hub at Temple Meads Station.
  5. Complete the City Centre cycling network to the highest standards of the current guidance (LTN 1/20).

Manifesto for Bristol Mayor click here

We’ve asked all the candidates for their responses to our manifesto for cycling and publish their responses here. You can hear from them and have your say at the hustings we’re co-hosting with Bristol Walking Alliance, Bristol Cycle Campaign, Liveable Bristol and Bristol Parents for School Streets. To book please click here.

Metro Mayor elections

Local authorities such as Bristol are responsible for actually delivering change for cycling, while much funding and co-ordination is through the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) lead by the Metro Mayor, also elected on May 6th. We have a joint cycling manifesto for all the Metro Mayor candidates produced with Walk Ride Bath. We’ve published their responses here.

Manifesto for Metro Mayor: click here