In 2015 the city of Bristol was Europe’s Green Capital. This was also an outcome of 40 years of environmental efforts with great progress in many areas.
Now, Bristol is willing to help other cities around the world to 'go green' by sharing its experience and knowledge.
The city is doing this through a free online toolkit called The Bristol Method which documents everything Bristol has learnt from its year as European Green Capital so other cities can benefit.
The Bristol Method is made up of a series of modules, or chapters. Each one is presented as an easy-to-digest ‘how-to’ guide on a particular topic, which use Bristol’s experiences as a case study.
The modules contain generic advice and recommendations that each reader can tailor to their own circumstances. Within the theme ‘Transport’ four different modules can be found, explaining the most relevant aspects:
- How to get more people riding bikes and walking [opens pdf]
- How to increase public transport use [opens pdf]
- How to create liveable communities [opens pdf]
- How to reduce traffic and its impacts [opens pdf]
For more information about The Bristol Method, visit bristol2015.co.uk.
For information about the Green Capital Award, visit ec.europa.eu/environment