Monthly Archives: February 2011

Mary Mears, The Grand Avenue Cycle Lane, Brighton & Hove, and “Improving Traffic Flow”

In 2008, a cycle lane that largely separated cyclists from passing traffic was constructed along the Grand Avenue and The Drive in Hove, at a cost of several hundred thousand pounds. Now Brighton and Hove Council are proposing to remove … Continue reading

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Cycling In Utrecht

I’ve just come back from a far too short trip to the Netherlands, staying for a couple of days in the wonderful city of Utrecht. Having read – jealously! – about the conditions for cycling in the Netherlands on David … Continue reading

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To segregate, or not to segregate?

Some opponents of segregation think that putting in separated facilities would result in cyclists losing their right to use the road. Well, on A-roads like this, I’m not sure that ‘right’ is worth anything at all. Incidentally, in case you … Continue reading

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Welcome To Your Advanced Stop Line

Brought to you by Cavendish Construction. Tavistock Place, yesterday. And a few moments later –

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“Shared Space” – East Street, Horsham

Over the next few weeks, I plan to examine West Sussex County Council’s Transport Plan 2011-2026, looking in particular at how it is going to affect cycling and walking in my area, Horsham, and at how what has actually happened … Continue reading

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Letting People Use Bicycles In Sydney

Crossrider, the author of the excellent Cycalogical blog, has just put a piece up about the city of Sydney’s attempts to increase cycling levels. The plan is ambitious – to increase the number of trips made by bicycle, between 2 … Continue reading

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The Cycling Embassy Of Great Britain

Last Saturday, I attended the launch event of the Cycling Embassy Of Great Britain, at Look Mum No Hands. Much has already been written about this meeting, so I won’t add a description of what transpired. Needless to say, I … Continue reading

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