Today, Bristol Council announces the Cycling City plans. While the Bristol Cycling Campaign haven't got any of the details, as a nationally recognised news outlet we do have the official cycle city leaflet
One thing that makes us suspicious of that leaflet is only two or three of the many happy cyclists are wearing waterproofs. Since the Bristol Traffic project started its photographic documentation of Bristol in July, we have collected no photographs of people not cycling in some form of warm or at least waterproof covering. This raises suspicions that the people in the photographs are not actually Bristol residents, but models photographed somewhere sunnier.
We also have the map of improvements. Of the one that is new, it is #36: a cycle path over the St Philips Causeway. Interesting, and perhaps even backed up by a lowered speed limit on whole M32/A4 road system?
Note also an apparent failure of communication between the BRT team in the West of England Partnership and the Cycle City group. The Malago way is marked as a cycling route to be uprated; Princes Bridge is having money spent on it, more changes are planned round Hotwells. Yet there is no mention of BRT on the Malago, or changes to the Chocolate Path (which is mysteriously and suspiciously absent from the map). Perhaps the Cycling City team have realistic idea of whether or not the BRT project will get the go-ahead.