Monthly Archives: June 2011

Another HGV death

Freewheeler has written a post today reporting the sad news that the cyclist Peter McGreal has died, a week after he was struck by a hit-and-run lorry driver in Bethnal Green. The driver was subsequently arrested on a charge of causing … Continue reading

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Car sick (2)

Bristol, yesterday. I hope there wasn’t someone seriously ill in that ambulance.

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Some recent London drivers

If they’re not nearly rear-ending a cyclist as they blast through a red light or they’re not driving an HGV while using a mobile phone they’re driving with their hands clasped behind their seat, while virtually horizontal. All videos from … Continue reading

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East Street, Horsham – A shared space that can’t be shared?

Back in February, I wrote quite enthusiastically about East Street in Horsham. This narrow road, in the centre of the town, was converted by our local councils into a ‘shared space’ environment over the summer of 2010. It was an … Continue reading

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Drink driver Donald Clegg, and his sleepwalking defence

An incredible story, in every sense of the word – A doctor who caused a pile-up while over the alcohol limit walked free from court yesterday after claiming he was ‘sleep-driving’. GP Donald Clegg, who drank up to eight pints a … Continue reading

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David Howard – a lunatic driver who will be back on Horsham’s roads as soon as he is released from prison

From the Sussex Police website – David Howard, 46, from Meadowside Park, Lingfield, Surrey appeared before Guildford Crown Court on Thursday 9 June charged with one count of burglary and one count of dangerous driving. He pleaded guilty and was … Continue reading

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‘Hierarchy’ versus ‘equality’

This document from the Transport Committee of the London Assembly, entitled ‘The Future of Road Congestion in London’, has been attracting a lot of interest this week, principally because of the way in which it has exposed how the Conservative members on … Continue reading

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Blanket 20 mph limit coming to Horsham?

The Liberal Democrat leader on Horsham Council, David Holmes, is keen to introduce a 20 mph limit across Horsham. The local paper reports Horsham town’s roads should get a blanket 20mph speed limit, a district councillor said this week. David Holmes … Continue reading

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Tricycles, tandems and transforming bike-buggies – Bike Week guff

I spotted this in my local paper, the West Sussex County Times. Get ready for Bike Week! Research shows that 77 per cent of people own a bike yet only 14 per cent use them regularly, so this year ‘Team … Continue reading

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A rainy day, and ‘riding gear’

It’s raining today, and the CTC are getting ready for a ‘bike ride’ using ‘riding gear.’ We’re all sitting at our desks in our riding gear ready to go on the annual CTC staff bike ride for BikeWeek, praying it … Continue reading

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