It was a fantastic day on Sunday for the Cycle Path celebration, not just because of the sunny weather but because at least 1000 local people turned out to show their support. Along with Paul Smith, Labour Candidate for Bristol West, and Faruk Choudhury, councillor for Easton, I joined the march at Fishponds. Two hours later we arrived at College Green, having collected hundreds of people along the way. There was some concern over whether the plans have been 'shelved' and calls for the council to make clear that had indeed been 'binned'. My understanding is that in the short-term the focus now will be on putting a BRT link between Long Ashton and the city centre, and at some point they (by which I primarily mean South Gloucs council) to link it to Emersons Green - but it won't be along the cycle path.
John Grimshaw from Sustrans urged everyone gathered on College Green to support his campaign for new cycle paths to link up with the existing Bristol-Bath path, which sounds like an excellent idea. He wants as many people as possible to come forward to 'adopt' these proposed paths and mount local campaigns in support. Can't find any info on their website as yet, but I know they've got maps of the suggested routes for anyone who's interested.