Monthly Archives: June 2013

A significant majority

There was an interesting comment nestling in a report of an inquest into a cyclist’s death, from yesterday – Police Constable Ian Clark said it was “likely” the cyclist had been wearing earphones at the time of the collision … Continue reading

Posted in Car dependence, Dangerous driving | 24 Comments

Don’t misunderstand the Fietsstraat

The Times’ excellent correspondent, Kaya Burgess, is currently in the Netherlands on a fact-finding mission, along with London’s Cycling Commisioner Andrew Gilligan, Scotland’s Minister for Transport Keith Brown, and others. I hope they like what they are seeing (it’s impossible … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Gilligan, Cycling Embassy Of Great Britain, David Hembrow, Go Dutch, Infrastructure, Street closures, Strict liability, Subjective safety, The Netherlands, The Times | 22 Comments

The environment and legality

There’s an interesting piece by London’s Cycling Commissioner, Andrew Gilligan, in today’s Evening Standard. It’s actually pretty good. The focus of the article is, broadly, compliance with the law by cyclists, and by motorists. It has a silly headline about … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Gilligan, Bollards, Car dependence, Horsham, Infrastructure, London, The Netherlands | 5 Comments

When people demonstrate they don’t want to cycle with traffic, why don’t we listen?

Over the recent bank holiday weekend I went out for a brief ride up and down the Downs Link in Sussex. This is the old railway line that used to run between Guildford and Shoreham, and now – like so … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling Embassy Of Great Britain, Cycling policy, David Hembrow, Hierarchy of Provision, Infrastructure, Subjective safety, The Netherlands | 92 Comments