A recent piece in Bristol 24/7 looks at how cycling in Bristol is being encouraged by organisations like Bristol Bike Project. Zoe Banks Gross, scientist and community campaigner is working to encourage minorities and women to take up cycling.
Such initiatives are valuable in helping to ease the problem of car traffic that not only seriously pollutes the air we breathe but can create near gridlock conditions on roads at rush hour, But in themselves, these measures can only have a limited effect. Seth Piper, local environmental consultant argues that it is big, and possibly unpopular political decisions, that need to be made to create disinsentives that encourage people away from the ingrained habit of always using their cars. The full article can be read here