Edition 28

Bristol risks becoming a graveyard of cycling ambition

Promoting safety for cyclists has a positive knock-on effect for health, air pollution and the climate crisis – but without enough political will, funding or decent planning, getting people into the saddle will be an uphill battle.

'We need public leaders and institutions to be bold with big ideas, despite the risks and bad PR'

Cutting Bristol’s air pollution could help citizens’ mental as well as physical health

Bristol and the Climate Crisis

'Disruptive protests don't win friends. But they work'

You are much more likely to achieve something if you are militant, argues International Public and Social Policy lecturer Oscar Berglund.

Bristol and the Climate Crisis

‘Bristol must take urgent action on alarming lack of diversity in climate change decision-making'

Bristol and the Climate Crisis

'Don’t let them tell you protecting urban trees isn’t essential for a sustainable and liveable Bristol'

‘Bristol Energy has gone, will it pull the mayoral system down with it?’

Former councillor and vice chair of the Audit Committee Clive Stevens argues the lessons learned from the Bristol Energy saga is another example of how the mayoral system isn’t working for Bristol.

‘My pension is being invested in the destruction of the Amazon rainforest. This can’t continue.'

A Bristol Cable member explains why she has taken part in recent Extinction Rebellion protests against the Avon Pension Fund investing in BlackRock.

‘Saving every tree is not the answer’

In recent years it seems there hasn’t been a single tree-felling in the city that hasn’t been met with some kind of outcry, regardless of how clearly the benefits outweigh the cost. We must confront this shortsightedness.

'This is how we can scrap crime without doing the time’

Delroy Hibbert, who is currently helping Bristol young people tell their stories, explains why the revolving door of criminality and incarceration needs to be broken with therapy and investment.

‘Tents and shipping containers won’t solve our homelessness crisis. Here’s what will’

Former council lead for housing, Paul Smith shares his take on what Bristol needs to do about homelessness.

‘The end of the mask mandate threatens Bristol’s young and vulnerable’

Masks coming off from ‘freedom day’ is going to restrict people’s movement around the city on Bristol’s buses.