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Perne Road – what’s gone wrong, and what could have been done instead?

A bit of a follow-up to last week’s post about the Perne Road roundabout, looking at the potential issues, and what could have been done instead. This roundabout has now hit the headlines because a child has been injured while … Continue reading

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The Perne Road roundabout design

The Perne Road/Radegund Road roundabout in Cambridge reopened recently – it’s been redesigned with ‘continental’ geometry, and wide shared use paths around the perimeter. This picture from Chris Rand gives you an impression of how it looks (and some of … Continue reading

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Aspiring to explore how we might do something, with other people doing it

Great historical speeches on matters of ambition, put through the Department for Transport Cycle Funding Filter™. Reagan’s ‘Tear down this wall!’ speech – “We welcome change and openness; for we believe that freedom and security go together, that the advance of … Continue reading

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Pedestrians and the Superhighways

The Cyclists in the City blog has cast its eye over the City of London’s latest response to the Superhighway proposals [pdf], interpreting it as suggesting that the City are supporting their proposals, and actually demanding even more radical change. I’d really … Continue reading

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What would measuring overtaking distances in the Netherlands tell us about Dutch drivers? Very little

One of the presentations at last month’s London Cycling Campaign Seminar Series was from Ian Garrard of Brunel University. Ian was one of the authors – along with Ian Walker and Felicity Jowitt – of a paper examining the influence … Continue reading

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The Badgertown Exception

No, not the latest Matt Damon film. The ‘Badgertown Exception’ is a debating technique which employs the following logic.* Cycling infrastructure requires x amount of space. Here is Badger Street, Badgertown. It has many competing demands, and cycling infrastructure won’t fit. Because cycling infrastructure … Continue reading

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On being hit by a car. Or, why ‘mutual respect’ is incoherent.

Today marks the third anniversary of the last time I was hit by a motor vehicle. It wasn’t the worst collision I’ve suffered, but it sticks in the memory, partly because it is the most recent, but also because – … Continue reading

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Why is the Evening Standard’s transport correspondent presenting the Superhighway proposals in the worst possible light?

A short piece on the Evening Standard’s reporting of the Superhighway proposals. The first article in the Standard came on the 11th September, entitled Business leaders in revolt over Boris Johnson’s cycle superhighway plans, quoting an (unnamed) business leader describing the … Continue reading

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Selective attention to danger

The local cycling forum in Horsham are banging their heads against something of a brick wall, attempting to get contraflow cycling on a short (residential) street that has one-way flow. This is Barrington Road. There’s a bit of background here, but essentially … Continue reading

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Cycling is only as discriminatory as we make it

The Birmingham Post has published an excellent response to the claims from Councillor Deirdre Alden that cycling is in some way discriminatory. It’s worth reading in full, despite the headline about ‘sport’, which presumably has been added by a sub-editor. At … Continue reading

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