Bristol petition to campaign for more safe cycling for children

The lack of safe space for cycling - in particular for children - in Bristol has led to a petition to address the matter

With only a finite pool of safe roads for children to cycle on in Bristol a strongly-backed online petition has been created to address the problem, and is gaining support.

Worried parents in the city say that there are too few traffic-free areas for families to cycle on in the area and are therefore proposing that local authorities temporarily close a three kilometre section of the Clifton Downs on four Sunday mornings across 2015.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.