Run by Sustrans in partnership with Bristol City Council, Bike Life is part of a wider piece of research by Sustrans covering 17 cities across the UK, assessing cycling development, attitudes and behaviour in each city.
The report, which is the third in Bristol, surveyed more than 1,400 residents to find out more about their cycling habits, satisfaction, and the impact of cycling in the city.
Key statistics from Bike Life Bristol report:
- Only 9% of people in socio-economic groups D and E in Bristol currently cycle at least once a week
- 35% of people in socio-economic groups D and E in Bristol would like to start cycling and the largest barrier is concerns about safety
- 40% of people in socio-economic groups D and E in Bristol do not have a car or van in their household (compared to 89% in socio-economic groups A and B). This means that having access to alternative, affordable forms of transport is essential in enabling access to employment, education, health and other facilities.
- 62% of Bristol residents would like to see more government spending on cycling
- 66% of Bristol residents think fewer motor vehicles on our streets would be useful to help them cycling more
- 70% of residents support building more protected on-road cycle tracks, even when this would mean less room for other road traffic