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Get walking and cycling this spring

In the autumn we ran a series of workshops to find out what measures could be introduced to make Barton Hill and parts of Redfield and St George quieter, safer and healthier.

Having gone through all your suggestions and ideas, we’re pleased to present the co-develop engagement report. It sums up how we ran this stage of the pilot and the community response. Based on this feedback, we’re putting the finishing touches to plans for the trial scheme and are looking forward to sharing them with you soon.

On your bike

In the meantime, a big part of the East Bristol Liveable Neighbourhood project is about encouraging more local people to reap all the benefits of active travel. That’s why we’ve put together a handy section on our website with plenty of information, activities and events to get you walking and cycling.

From getting back on your bike to finding some lovely walking routes, there are plenty of opportunities to get out and about this spring.

To get started, why not come along to one of our Travelwest roadshows? Pop by to find out how you can borrow a bike, access cycle training, go on an accompanied cycle ride and much more.

We’ll be at Wellspring Settlement on 8 March and St George Park on 15 March and will be running more roadshows in the coming months. You can even bring your bike along to get it checked over by Dr Bike for free!

If you’re interested in finding out how to keep your bike roadworthy, you can book onto a free bike maintenance course with Bike Bristol at St George Community Centre or the Wellspring Settlement this March and April. Find out more.

And, this spring Love to Ride is setting Bristol a bike challenge in the lead up to May. Simply set a goal, enjoy a bike ride and achieve your goal. Find out how to register.

Walk this way

We’re also promoting all the ways you can get walking, including downloading the Go Jauntly app for free and following a local walk, such as the Netham Park Puzzle Walk, a circular walk around Easton, and the Troopers Hill and Conham loop.

Or, if you’re interested in walking as a group, you could join the Friends of Troopers Hill on a Lichen Walk on 19 March, a History of Troopers Hill and Crews Hole walk on 7 May, or a Ghostly Pub Walk with St George Strollers on 26 May.

To help children to play outside safely where you live, you could run a Playing Out session. To find out more, sign up for a free webinar running at 7.30pm on Tuesday 26 March, which also includes how to hold a street party in a car-free space in time for the Coronation.

For more information about all these activities, and to book your place on the bike maintenance course, visit our new Walking & Cycling section on the East Bristol Liveable Neighbourhood website.

Posted on 7th March 2023

by Liveable Neighbourhoods team