Monthly Archives: June 2012

Conservative councillor Christian Mitchell finds an issue that really matters – an unobtrusive £96 sign

I am pleased to report that I am indirectly responsible for a ‘headline’ story in my local newspaper, the West Sussex County Times – although I think this must certainly count as a very slow news week if a story … Continue reading

Posted in Councillor Christian Mitchell, Horsham, Horsham District Council, Signs, West Sussex County Council | 16 Comments

A punishment for a motorist

A small news article from The Times of 19th March, 1935 – DRIVING LICENCE SUSPENDED FOR LIFE FREDERICK BRIGHT ROBINSON, 33, engineer, of Oaklands Drive, Weybridge, was at the South-Western Police Court yesterday fined £100 and his licence was suspended … Continue reading

Posted in Dangerous driving, Drink driving, Driving ban, History | 4 Comments

Cycle Superhighway 2

Last week I visited the University of East London’s Stratford Campus to attend the launch of the Cycling Cultures report (pdf) (you can read the Cycling Embassy news story on the launch here). This gave me – and a few … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Bow Roundabout, Cycling Embassy Of Great Britain, Infrastructure, London, Parking, Subjective safety, Transport for London | 23 Comments

Another visitor to the Netherlands gets it

An extract from Bella Bathurst’s excellent The Bicycle Book, which is well worth a read. Bella visits the Netherlands. … on a sunny day in early July I head out of Amsterdam towards the north of the country. Assen is a … Continue reading

Posted in Promotion, Subjective safety, The Netherlands, Uncategorized | 8 Comments

‘Localism’ – terrible for the design of cycling and walking infrastructure if councils don’t know what they’re doing, or don’t care

There’s some development coming to the west of Horsham, mostly in the form of new housing, being built on (formerly) agricultural land that lies between the town and the village of Broadbridge Heath. Once the development – imaginatively titled ‘Land … Continue reading

Posted in Car dependence, Horsham, Infrastructure, Town planning, West Sussex County Council | 21 Comments

Pashleys in Horsham

My regular perusing of the bike stands (and railings) of Horsham turns up some pretty new Pashleys. A good thing, if you ask me. More please.

Posted in Horsham | 4 Comments

The Vogue Gyratory, Brighton

As you are perhaps aware, I visited Bow roundabout recently (as did a couple of other bloggers) to see first hand how Transport for London’s new ‘Cycle Priority Lights’ are working. My conclusion – indeed the universal conclusion – seems … Continue reading

Posted in Bow Roundabout, Brighton, Infrastructure | 5 Comments


Here’s some dashcam footage taken in Southall last year. It’s a shocking incident – so shocking that there were rumours going around on the internet last year that it was faked in an elaborate publicity stunt. It is real. The footage … Continue reading

Posted in Dangerous driving, Driving ban, Sentencing, The judiciary | 32 Comments

The Highway Code

An update comes from Diamond Geezer on the state of the improvements at Bow roundabout. Both he and I pointed out last week that the purposes of the traffic lights – the plethora of traffic lights – are poorly understood … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments