Issue 61: Big vote for segregated cycle lanes

The UK's biggest survey on cycling in cities, Bike Life, has been carried out by the Bristol based walking and cycling charity Sustrans and Bristol City Council. 71% of 1,100 residents surveyed endorsed more provision for cyclists and overall respondents felt that making more space for cyclists, walkers and bus passengers is the best way to improve congestion and improve health and air quality.

According to the Office for National Statistics, the number of cyclists travelling in Bristol at peak times has doubled between 2000 and 2013.

Sustrans' England Director South, James Cleeton, said "Bike Life shows that people in Bristol think cycling is a good thing and are supportive of bold and ambitious plans for cycling. They want dedicated space for people on bicycles even when this means taking space away from cars. ....... We call on governments at all levels to work together to meet people's needs by investing in segregated routes that make cycling across our cities attractive, safe and convenient."

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