20mph zone Bath May 2017

Is 20 mph plenty in Bath? Should B&NES remove 20mph limits?

Summary On Monday 22nd May B&NES Council’s Communities, Transport and Environment Policy Development and Scrutiny Panel meets to review the 20 mph limits in B&NES which were largely introduced between 2012 and 2016 at a cost of almost £900,000. Gill Risbridger of Transition Bath will be speaking at the event: We feel that 20 mph […]

Christina Longo Sustainability Research

It’s not easy being a sustainable consumer

Members of Transition Bath welcomed a PhD researcher, Cristina Longo, to their ranks in the period up to 2014. Cristina was conducting research into the practice of sustainable consumption: everyday spending being guided by concern for planetary sustainability. In her discussions with us, the individual dilemmas were more obvious than the solutions, to the extent […]

bikeability job at bnes council Feb 2017

Commuting to work by bicycle or walking reduces your risk of dying from any cause by 41%, the incidence of cancer by 45% and heart disease by 46% compared with commuting by car or public transport

A paper in this month’s British Medical Journal and reported on the BBC website suggest that those commuting to work by cycling or walking are significantly more healthy than those who commute by public transport or by car. The report suggests that it is much easier to build commuting by walking or cycle into our lives as […]

Clothes Dryers

Ultrasonic clothes drier uses 70% less energy

An article on the BBC website today on a new type of clothes drier which is 3 time quicker and uses 70% less energy caught our eye. Clothes driers on average consume more than 10% of a household’s electricity (394kWh /year (£60) from an average annual house electricity consumption of 3,638kWh/year (£545)   Source: Powering the […]

Diesel Smoke

Would the proposed A36-A46 Link Road reduce pollution in B&NES?

Background Both our current MP Ben Howlett and B&NES are pushing for a link road to be built between the A36 and A46 across Bathampton Meadows. One of their justifications for this project is a reduction in pollution and congestion in central Bath. We were curious whether this claim could be justified? It is almost […]

Diesel Smoke

Should B&NES change transport policy focus from road and car parking building towards reducing the 31,000 local car journeys in Bath each day?

Adam Reynolds, chair of CycleBath and member of the Transition Bath Transport Group is trying to change the mindset of the Council away from a focus on road and car park building towards encouraging Bathonian’s to walk, cycle and use public transport. As he points out there are 31,000 local car journeys and 4,500 school […]