Our Safer Space Commitment
Welcoming • Respectful • Supportive
The Bristol Bike Project is a space for learning, making friends and empowering yourself and others around you.
We all want to feel supported, included and respected by the people around us. Together we have created this Safer Space Commitment to help ensure that BBP is a positive environment for people of every background, circumstance & ability.
We are open and welcoming, and will actively support and encourage everyone who engages with us.
We enjoy learning from one another and value the individual knowledge each person brings to the project.
We encourage skill sharing, where we learn in a way that is empowering for all, and encourage people of every level of ability and experience to contribute equally to the space.
We require that everyone entering BBP, at meetings, socials or on our social media channels, recognises and promotes these values.
We will not tolerate any form of discrimination or any behaviour which makes other people feel excluded, vulnerable or threatened.
Aggressive language or behaviour will not be permitted, andBBP is no swearing zone.
Anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be asked to leave.
Upholding this commitment
The success of this commitment relies on our collective responsibility to uphold it – in a way that is understanding and respectful.
If you witness or experience anything which you feel contradicts this commitment, please speak up and challenge the behaviour if you are able to. If you don’t feel comfortable challenging certain behaviour, you can ask a coordinator and they will help.
Anyone who does not respect our Safer Space will be asked to moderate their behaviour and may be asked to leave.
This commitment is for the benefit of everyone and it is our collective responsibility to support, encourage and uphold these values.