Cycling superhighway delayed

Work is underway on a new cycling “super highway” from South Gloucestershire to Bristol City Centre. Clair Young, Liberal Democrat councillor for the Westerleigh ward on the South Gloucestershire to Bristol centre cycle path after workmen struck an uncharted sewage pipe. According to Liberal Democrat councillor for Westerleigh: “Work should start again shortly for completion […]

Can cycling around Bristol help save the world?

When George Ferguson became the first elected mayor in 2012 he made it his mission to make Bristol a greener city by doubling the number of people making journeys on their bicycles. These intentions became even clearer a couple of years later when Bristol was labelled the European Green Capital in 2015, but is there […]

Protesters storm new Castle Bridge at Finzels Reach

Protesters interrupted the private launch of Finzels Reach Bridge – now officially named ‘Castle Bridge’ – after breaking through security fencing in Castle Park. The demonstration happened yesterday evening, as developers and council members attended the private event. The protesters formed a human barricade to prevent the guests exiting the bridge, calling for them to be forced to […]

New Cribbs ice rink and ski slope given the green light

Plans for a new leisure development were approved yesterday including an ice rink, ski venue and a skydiving centre. The application by Baylis Estates Ltd., intu and  M&G Real Estate were granted planning permission on the condition the Secretary of State can review the plans. If the development plans haven’t been called in (rejected) after 21 […]

First Bristol Bus fare prices to rise

First bus are increasing their prices on Sunday 2 April for single tickets bought on the bus. A short trip that costs £1.70 will now cost £2.00 and the long trip will also rise from £2.70 to £3.00. Only Bristol Inner Zone tickets will increase but the Outer Zone tickets will not be affected by the […]

Bristol Greens: road tax rise “not a panacea” to city congestion problem

Green Party Councillor Charlie Bolton says the new road tax rise from Saturday won’t solve the city’s traffic congestion problem. Under the new tax some new zero emissions cars will cost their drivers an additional £310. But the Southville councillor described the potential positive impact of the tax rise as, ‘debatable’ and said a rise in […]

Parking: New ‘no waiting’ zones could come into force

New parking restrictions in North Somerset could mean residents may no longer be able to park outside their own homes. Residents of the area, which includes Long Ashton, Portishead, Portbury and Pill, may see ‘no waiting’ zones come into force on both residential and non-residential streets. The proposals, suggested by North Somerset Council, could lead to double yellow lines […]

Final farewell flight for Royal Navy’s Lynx helicopter

Today, after forty years of service, the Westland Lynx took to the skies for the very last time – making a final farewell flight before they officially retire from service at the end of this month. Four helicopters from 815 Naval Air Squadron took off from RNAS Yeovilton, the Lynx’s home for much of its four-decade career, for a […]

Nearly 40% of bridges in Bristol deemed ‘sub-standard’

Nearly 40% of bridges in Bristol are deemed sub-standard and at risk of collapse. The recent RAC Foundation survey, carried out with the help of ADEPT National Bridges Group, found that 3,203 structures over 1.5m in span are now at risk when carrying heavy goods vehicles (HGV’s). Bristol is famously known for the Clifton suspension […]