Monthly Archives: April 2012

Smoothing traffic flow, West Sussex-style

The village of Southwater, which lies around 2 miles south of Horsham, has expanded at an incredible rate over the last two decades. In the early 1990s, its population was just over 5,000. In the 2001 census, the number of … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling policy, Horsham, Horsham District Council, Infrastructure, Road safety, Smoothing traffic flow, Southwater, Town planning, Transport policy, Walking, West Sussex County Council | 9 Comments

Paris

As promised in my earlier review of the French city of Strasbourg, here is my report on Paris, a city that I found rather less civilised for cycling than the Alsatian one. I have, as it happens, already written about Paris, … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling policy, Europe, Infrastructure, Paris, Road safety | 4 Comments

Some local responses to the Times’ ‘Cities fit for cycling’ campaign

A letter published in the County Times of Thursday, 29th March – Safe cycling I am pleased that our MP, Francis Maude, has shown an interest in the safety of cyclists in the Horsham District (County Times 22 March 2012). Unfortunately … Continue reading

Posted in Car dependence, David Cameron, Department for Transport, Francis Maude, Horsham, Horsham District Council, Infrastructure, Road safety, Subjective safety, The Netherlands, The Times' Cities Safe for Cycling campaign, Town planning, West Sussex County Council | 10 Comments

How car dependence has turned parking charges into a ‘tax’

The ITV Tonight programme came to Horsham recently, for a programme entitled How Much Is Your Council Charging You? The programme focused on how local councils are increasing the fees for the services they provide. This is either – depending … Continue reading

Posted in Car dependence, Grant Shapps, Horsham, Horsham District Council, Infrastructure, Transport policy | 4 Comments