Dear Bristol cyclist,
My name is Adam Banting and I am a postgraduate MSc student at the University of the West of England. I’m contacting you because your unique cycling experiences and knowledge of cycling in Bristol have the potential to increase the uptake of cycling amongst non-cyclists in Bristol. The comments you made on the cycle city layer on the Bristol Streets* website picked out the types of cycling infrastructure improvements you, as cyclists, would like to see in Bristol. This study wants to gather your ideas and understand your thoughts on the development of ‘soft measures’ that might encourage more people to cycle. The link below explains the background to the study and takes you to the questionnaire which will take no more than 5 minutes to complete. The ideas you produce will be presented to SUSTRANS, Better By Bike and Bristol City Council cycling team who will consider the best ideas. Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser: (deleted)Those of you taking part please complete the questionnaire by the 21st August, 3 weeks from today. Feel free to email me with any questions you may have. (email at uwe.ac.uk) Kind regards, Adam Banting Faculty of Environment and Technology (FET) MSc Environmental ConsultancyFollow this link to the Survey: (waste of fucking time)
Any statements made about infrastructure on the Bristol Streets site would have been comments such as "what fuckwit put a a bollard in the middle of a path", or "what fuckwit put a sign in the middle of the path", or "what fucking idiot didn't notice the 50cm height difference between the old path and the new one".
Not once did any of our members add a comment saying
"The A4174/M32 junction is a bit scary. If some people went on cycle training courses, they would soon realise that there is nothing to fear from trying to sprint across three lanes of traffic trying to get onto the M32 and up to speed to pull out onto it using a junction that doesn't have any lights to let bicycles over and instead relies on your reflexes and speed".
If they are did then they are a clearly an infiltrator from the Popular Cycling Front of South Gloucestershire who shall be expelled from the People's Cycling front at the next committee meeting -after they have paid their monthly dues and bought the committee a round of drinks.
The stance of the People's Cycling Front of South Gloucestershire towards "Soft Measures" is clearly stated.