Category Archives: Hierarchy of Provision

When people demonstrate they don’t want to cycle with traffic, why don’t we listen?

Over the recent bank holiday weekend I went out for a brief ride up and down the Downs Link in Sussex. This is the old railway line that used to run between Guildford and Shoreham, and now – like so … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling Embassy Of Great Britain, Cycling policy, David Hembrow, Hierarchy of Provision, Infrastructure, Subjective safety, The Netherlands | 72 Comments

The AGM of the Cycling Embassy of Great Britain

Just over two years ago, around 40 people gathered in a cafe in central London. The meeting, which had arisen organically and informally out of discussion on a number of blogs, involved the founding the Cycling Embassy of Great Britain. … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Gilligan, Cycling Embassy Of Great Britain, Cyclists' Touring Club, Go Dutch, Hierarchy of Provision, Infrastructure, LCC, London, Subjective safety, The Times' Cities Safe for Cycling campaign, Transport for London | 6 Comments

Pointless infighting

I spent an interesting hour or so yesterday discussing cycling in London, and the potential implications of the new strategy appearing from Transport for London, with Jack Thurston of the Bike Show, Bill Chidley, and Trevor Parsons of Hackney Cycling … Continue reading

Posted in CTC, Cycling Embassy Of Great Britain, Cycling policy, Hackney, Hierarchy of Provision, History, Infrastructure, LCC, London, Promotion, Subjective safety, The Netherlands, Transport for London | 10 Comments

Do the Dutch create ‘shared use’ pavements like us?

There was a small bit of back-and-forth in the comments under my piece about attitudes to ‘surrendering’ the roads in UK cycling campaigning, principally about the usefulness of the Hierarchy of Provision, and its advice (albeit listed last) to Convert … Continue reading

Posted in Hierarchy of Provision, Infrastructure, The Netherlands | 29 Comments

‘No surrender’ – the damaging, enduring legacy of the 1930s in British cycle campaigning

The notion of providing a separate, dedicated space for people on bikes, away from motor vehicles, continues to be met with opposition of a particular form. I am not talking here about pragmatic opposition; the kind of opposition which tends … Continue reading

Posted in CTC, Cycling Embassy Of Great Britain, Cyclists' Touring Club, Go Dutch, Hierarchy of Provision, History, Infrastructure, LCC, Road safety, Safety In Numbers, Shared Space, Subjective safety, The Netherlands | 82 Comments

Another Transport for London consultation – the A24 in Morden

As you are no doubt well aware, Transport for London are carrying out a series of consultations on improvements to the most dangerous junctions on their network. There have only been a handful published so far, of which the Waterloo … Continue reading

Posted in Car dependence, Cycling Embassy Of Great Britain, Go Dutch, Hierarchy of Provision, Infrastructure, LCC, London, Smoothing traffic flow, Subjective safety, The Netherlands, Transport for London | 22 Comments

Up, down and around the Hierarchy of Provision

The Hierarchy of Provision – the official approach to improving roads and streets with the aim of enabling and encouraging cycling – has come in for a fair bit of stick recently, from a variety of sources, including this blog. … Continue reading

Posted in Brighton, CTC, Cycling policy, Go Dutch, Hierarchy of Provision, Infrastructure, LCC, London, The Netherlands, Transport for London | 9 Comments