Safer Commuting by Bike
Bristol’s employers supporting better cycling infrastructure for their staff.
We need protected cycle routes to get Bristol moving cleanly and safely.
CyclingWorks Bristol is a group of organisations supporting better cycling infrastructure in Bristol to enable their staff to travel safely to work by bike.
There has never been a better time to support cycling in the City.
Currently 16%* of our employees cycle to work and many more would like to if their safety concerns could be addressed. Protected bike routes will lead to safer journeys and more cyclists.
Every day, cycling in Bristol takes up to 28,000 cars*** off the road. Increasing the number of people cycling to work will reduce congestion on our roads even further. That means we can all have more time to do what matters.
Recent research** has shown that cycling to work is associated with a 45% lower risk of developing cancer and a 46% lower risk of heart disease, compared to a non-active commute. Overall the study found that commuters who cycled were associated with a 41% lower risk of premature death.
We love this city. Cycling improves Bristol’s air quality***. It saves 31,000 kg of NOx and 4,200 kg of particulates. Cycling in Bristol delivers greenhouse gas emissions savings of 15,000 tonnes*** annually, equivalent to the carbon footprint of 36,000 people taking flights from Bristol to Tenerife
* TravelWest Survey (Bristol, Mar’2020)
** BMJ/Univ of Glasgow May’2017
*** Sustrans Bristol BikeLife 2019
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