Rebels from across the south west created pop-up cycle lanes and joined socially distanced bike rides during the No Going Back action over the weekend of 16/7 May.
Cirencester, Bournemouth, Exeter, Totnes, Truro and other local groups joined a nationwide action calling on the Government to prioritise public health and well-being by investing in safer streets for walking and cycling as the UK lockdown is eased.
Rebels from Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole came out early on Sunday morning to “Reclaim the Streets” by creating a pop up cycle lane on the East Avenue Roundabout – a notoriously dangerous spot for cyclists. Armed with chalk spray and stencils and maintaining physical distance they decorated the road with a series of brightly coloured bicycles.
Rebels from Exeter, hit the news headlines with their pop up cycle lane and socially distanced “critical mass” cycle ride through the City Streets. Devon Live claimed the group “caused” confusion on the roads of Exeter.
Extinction Rebellion Truro, organised a flag-waving socially distanced ride around the city.
Exeter’s Caspar Hughes, 48 of Stop Killing Cyclists said “A simple way to reduce transport emissions is to make cycling convenient and safe. 70 per cent of all journeys are less than 5 miles – in the age of e-bikes virtually everyone can cycle such a distance.”
The government has said that Local Authorities should take measures to reallocate road space to people walking and cycling, “as swiftly as possible” given the urgent need to change travel habits before the restart takes full effect. Under new powers a local authority may take immediate action to impose lower speed limits and install temporary, life saving, low cost infrastructure, such as pop-up cycle lanes.
📣 📣 Announcing the next South West Unite to Survive Open Call! 📌 Sunday 22nd October 2023, 6-7pm ➡️ Register here: https://xrb.link/D0TT1u 💬 Come along to our open call and find out how you can join in with our family-friendly protest in Bath on Saturday 28th October 🌳 Need ‘Unite to Survive’ leaflets for your […]
We are holding an Open Call (on zoom) on Sunday 10th September at 6pm – 7pm. You can ask questions and share ideas about a South West family friendly protest happening in Bath on Saturday 28 Oct. We want to invite everyone, and for everyone to feel welcome! Just like the day itself, anyone from […]
CELEBRATING OVER 100 ACTIONSIt’s inspiring to see the commitment of so many ordinary people to take action in the face of ongoing climate catastrophes. With over 100 actions across the UK since #TheBigOne, the dedication to raising awareness and demanding urgent climate action is undeniable.From peaceful protests to creative demonstrations, XR rebels are making their […]
DECIDING TOGETHER MEANS POWER TOGETHERWe demand a culture of participation, fairness and transparency.Transforming public governance to serve the common good has become critical to the survival of all species. Without it, we will continue along the course toward total system collapse.Citizens’ assemblies are a structured way for a group of people to discuss issues or […]
Band Camp 2023 in Llandovery, Wales, this weekend, featured the XR Devon Drummers! #xrrhythms XR Rhythms UK A wonderful weekend was had by all, meeting lots of new drummers from across the UK and beyond! Throughout the weekend, there were workshops, jamming sessions, art blocking, yoga and everyone helped volunteer to keep camp up and […]
Just in time for the school holidays, a timely banner drop reminder across our roads, that the South West is plagued with sewage from the illegal dumping of untreated sewage by companies like South West Water and Wessex Water. This weekend banner drops happened up and down the UK to highlight the plight of our […]
Rebels from XR South West, XR Cymru/Wales and XR UK joined forces to shut down an illegal coal mine in South Wales. With determination and defiance, they locked themselves to the boat, disrupting the mining operation and demanding justice. For over 8 months, the Ffos-y-Fran colliery has operated without a license, mining nearly 300,000 tonnes […]