Act on transport bugbears in our neighbourhoods
This section focuses on transport bugbears, what they are and how our community has already been active in pushing simple highway schemes.
We also call for action to revive the way local bugbears are tackled by the authorities.
More and more Bristol people are taking to their bikes to move around the city. Surprisingly perhaps, cyclists are less exposed to air pollution than car drivers because the latter group is continuously breathing air pulled directly into the car's air conditioning from the car in front. Find out more about the large increase in cyclists here: Bristol cyclists
What are “transport bugbears” and why are they relevant to clean air?
They are minor issues that are a nuisance and a deterrent to cycling and walking.
Tackling air pollution involves changing the ways we move around our neighbourhood, and how traffic flows through it.
So all is under control and community voices are successfully addressing our transport bugbears?
Sadly not. Despite a successful consultation, Bristol Bugbears never published its results and the vast pool of crowdsourced citizens know-how appears to have gone nowhere.