The West of England Partnership's vision to improve transport across the region


Encouraging an increase of cycling plays a key part in tackling congestion, especially for journeys of less than 5 miles.

For information on Cycling in the West of England Partnership region including maps on local routes, training and events visit

Cycling is part of the bigger Travel+ picture

Improvements to cycle and pedestrian routes, facilities and information is included as part of improvements to the public transport network and other corridor improvements.

The encouragement of cycling and other forms of sustainable transport together aim to tackle congestion, improve air quality, ensure that alternatives to the car are a realistic first choice for the majority of trips, offer real travel choices - affordable, safe, secure, reliable simple to use and available to all  - and meet both rural and urban needs.

Cycle path Welton   Visit the Better by Bike website to find out everything you need to know to get on your bike and out riding in Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire.

England's first cycling city

 Cycling City logo grab  As well as the work planned across the whole of the sub region to improve cycling facilities, Greater Bristol (Bristol City and South Gloucestershire councils) has been chosen as England's first official Cycling City, making it the country's premier national and international showcase for promoting cycling as a safe, healthy and practical alternative to the private car for commuting, education and leisure journeys.

Government funding totalling £11.4 million has been awarded to Bristol and South Gloucestershire to transform cycling to and to pioneer innovative ways of making cycling a real alternative to the car.  This funding will be matched by Bristol and South Gloucestershire councils and their partners, creating a total project of £22.8 million over the next two and a half years.