Monthly Archives: July 2012

A trip to the Olympic Men’s Road Race

On Saturday I made my way to Box Hill to catch a glimpse of the Olympic Road Race. Not having tickets for the ‘zig zag’ section of the course, I had decided to head to Box Hill village, where although … Continue reading

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Bradley Wiggins selling onions

A cartoon from the current edition of Private Eye, that made me smile. The joke, of course, lies in the new dominance of British cycling in a French race, and an extension of that dominance, beyond cycle sport, to a … Continue reading

Posted in Cycle sport, Cycling policy, Cycling renaissance, The media, The Netherlands | 5 Comments

Priority of cycle tracks across side roads

In summarising the results of their recently-conducted survey into the opinions of both members and non-members into varying types of cycling infrastructure, the CTC had this to say on the particular matter of cycle tracks – Respondents were offered a set … Continue reading

Posted in CTC, Department for Transport, Infrastructure, London, Priority, Road safety, Subjective safety, The Netherlands | 51 Comments

Man bites dog

A story doing the rounds at the moment is the case of Andrej Schipka, who knocked down a man in central London while cycling through a red light, leaving him with a fractured skull. Schipka was found guilty of careless … Continue reading

Posted in Road safety, The media | 23 Comments

A new arrangment on Parkway, Camden

It does feel slightly wrong to make criticisms of a scheme that has vastly improved the streetscape in a particular area, especially when you’ve just left an excellent talk given by a great traffic engineer and designer who happened to … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Go Dutch, Guardrail, Infrastructure, LCC, London, One-way streets, Pavement parking, Transport for London | 2 Comments

The tragedy of Stratford High Street

Having written last week about the flaws in the essentially useless Cycle Superhighway 2, today I’m going to take a look at the continuation of that route, Stratford High Street, in the London Borough of Newham. The original plan was … Continue reading

Posted in Absurd transport solutions, Boris Johnson, Bow Roundabout, Infrastructure, London, Stratford High Street, Town planning, Transport for London | 6 Comments

An argument that has been heard before

Mark Wagenbuur, of Bicycle Dutch, has provided us with an excellent translation of a Dutch newspaper article from 1935 on cycle paths and their construction. It’s very much worth reading in full, but one of the arguments made in that … Continue reading

Posted in Cyclists' Touring Club, History, Infrastructure, The Netherlands, Transport policy | 6 Comments