Monthly Archives: October 2012

Up, down and around the Hierarchy of Provision

The Hierarchy of Provision – the official approach to improving roads and streets with the aim of enabling and encouraging cycling – has come in for a fair bit of stick recently, from a variety of sources, including this blog. … Continue reading

Posted in Brighton, CTC, Cycling policy, Go Dutch, Hierarchy of Provision, Infrastructure, LCC, London, The Netherlands, Transport for London | 10 Comments

How sincere is the CTC’s support for quality segregation?

NOTE – This piece makes much the same points as this earlier one by the Alternative Department for Transport. That post is well worth reading; I hope this one isn’t too repetitive Earlier this month the CTC published a news … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, CTC, Cycle Superhighways, Cycling Embassy Of Great Britain, Department for Transport, Go Dutch, Infrastructure, LCC, London, Subjective safety, The Netherlands | 1 Comment

Some thoughts on the Lambeth Bridge Roundabout

The Cycling Embassy have published their response to Transport for London’s consultation on their proposed improvements to the roundabout at the northern end of Lambeth Bridge, as seen below. The Embassy response essentially mirrors the suggestions of the Dutch Cycling … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Cycling Embassy Of Great Britain, Department for Transport, Go Dutch, Infrastructure, LCC, London, Road safety, Subjective safety, Transport for London | 8 Comments

LTN 1/12 – a failure to understand off-carriageway cycling

The Department for Transport published a new document last month, Shared Use Routes for Pedestrians and Cyclists [pdf] – or ‘LTN 1/12’, to give it its technical title. The document is designed to be used in conjunction with the more general LTN … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 12 Comments

Emperor Way, Fishbourne

Emperor Way in Fishbourne forms part of the National Cycle Network, Route 2. It connects the village of Fishbourne with Chichester, allowing cyclists to get to the underpass under the A27 without having to cycle on the A259 through Fishbourne … Continue reading

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A challenge to pedestrianisation

Long-time readers of this blog will no doubt be familiar with the story of East Street in Horsham. This is a narrow town centre street that used to be a one-way road, with narrow pavements and plenty of on-street parking, … Continue reading

Posted in Horsham, Horsham District Council, Parking, Pedestrianisation, Shared Space, Street closures, West Sussex County Council | 6 Comments

Designing for different types of pedestrians

The Department for Transport’s Cycling Manual – Cycling Infrastructure Design [pdf], or LTN 2/08 – contains this ‘classification’ of different categories of cyclists – 1.3.8 The different categories of cyclist include: • fast commuter – confident in most on ­road situations and … Continue reading

Posted in Department for Transport, Infrastructure, Transport policy, Uncategorized | 17 Comments

‘A million more cyclists’

Some news that may or may not excite you – British Cycling and Sky are thrilled to announce that 1 million more people are now cycling regularly than were in 2008. Obviously more people cycling is good news; British Cycling … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 8 Comments

The ‘Safety in Numbers’ delusion refuses to die

Having just written a fairly lengthy analysis of the problems with (and outright myths behind) the ‘Safety in Numbers’ theory, I find that the Times, under the auspices of their Cities Fit For Cycling Campaign, have just published an interview with the … Continue reading

Posted in Cyclists' Touring Club, Infrastructure, Road safety, Safety In Numbers, Subjective safety, The Netherlands, The Times' Cities Safe for Cycling campaign | 34 Comments

Swimming with sharks – the truth about Safety In Numbers

You knew it was dangerous. But you let people go swimming anyway. Let us imagine a situation on a holiday resort island – call it ‘Amity Island’ – which is subject to increasing numbers of shark attacks on its numerous … Continue reading

Posted in Infrastructure, London, Safety In Numbers, The Netherlands | 38 Comments