Thursday, June 19, 2008

What's so special about Bristol ??

Special prize for the first KES student to tell me....
Clue: it has something to do with the work you'll be starting the week after the exam is over...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Sir
Is it that Bristol has been chosen as the England's first Cycling City?

I got this information from: http://www.bristol.gov.uk/ccm/portal/;jsessionid=96F83A3A766A811223F5A46A2250F706

Josh Green

GeoBlogs said...

Quick work Josh...
That is the correct answer.
Bristol is to be the first Cycling City, and a lot of money is to be put into this SUSTAINABLE form of TRANSPORT. You're going to be doing lots more on this idea next year...

Any idea on the names of the cycling TOWNS that have also been announced ?

Anonymous said...

Hi Sir,

Is Colchester and Southend-on-Sea in Essex two of the cycling towns?

I looked on http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/essex/7462992.stm

Frankie W

Anonymous said...

Well, I have found that York, Stoke, Blackpool, Cambridge, Chester, Colchester, Leighton Buzzard, Southend, Shrewsbury, Southport and Woking will be sharing the £100 million fund from the government-led initiative, and that Bristol is receiving £11.4 million of this "to transform cycling by creating dedicated cycle lanes, better facilities and more training for children."
Thanks to http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/bristol/7462791.stm for that.

Josh Green

Anonymous said...

Hi Sir,
I reserched your question which was a follow up to Josh's answer.
I found a shortlist of the towns which have been nominated for the programme.

Cycling City, Cycling Towns programme
Shortlist released 13 th May 2008
1. Blackpool
2. Cambridge
3. Chester
4. City of StokeonTrent
5. Colchester
6. Coventry City Area (+small sections of Warwickshire)
7. Greater Bristol
8. Leicester
9. Leighton Linslade
10. Manchester
11. Milton Keynes
12. Nottingham
13. Shrewsbury
14. Southampton
15. Southend
16. Southport & Ainsdale
17. WestonsuperMare
18. Woking
19. York
Please note, emboldened text denotes areas which have been shortlisted to become
England’s first Cycling City.

This information and more on the subject can be found on
www.cyclingengland.co.uk/demotowns.php

GeoBlogs said...

Those are 2 of the cycling towns.
The full list is:
Blackpool, Cambridge, Chester, Colchester, Leighton/Linslade, Shrewsbury, Southend on Sea, Southport with Ainsdale, Stoke, Woking and York.

GeoBlogs said...

Thanks for the comments so far.