Monthly Archives: October 2014

Toucan Play That Game – Let’s not make the mistake of continuing to lump pedestrians and cyclists together

A new style ‘zebra’ crossing with a cycle crossing bolted onto it is in place in Bexley. This is a trial version of this new type of crossing, which is proposed in the Department for Transport’s consultation on TSRGD 2015 [pdf] – … Continue reading

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How to make public space dull – fill it with cars

The visualisations Transport for London have been producing recently for the Superhighways – and for the Oval junction redesign – have attracted some comment from naysayers, about how little motor traffic is shown. By implication, TfL have wished motor traffic … Continue reading

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Kerbside activity

The issue of ‘kerbside activity’ and cycling infrastructure comes up intermittently. In plain language, this is loading, and dropping off/setting down, and how it works with cycle tracks between the loading/drop-off point, and the footway. Just last month, the Freight Transport … Continue reading

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The case for minimum standards

I blogged for the Cycling Embassy last week about the value of new audit tools, from TfL, and in the Welsh Active Travel Design Guidance. These tools allow professionals and cycle campaigners to objectively assess the quality of cycling provision, scoring routes … Continue reading

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Perne Road – what’s gone wrong, and what could have been done instead?

A bit of a follow-up to last week’s post about the Perne Road roundabout, looking at the potential issues, and what could have been done instead. This roundabout has now hit the headlines because a child has been injured while … Continue reading

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The Perne Road roundabout design

The Perne Road/Radegund Road roundabout in Cambridge reopened recently – it’s been redesigned with ‘continental’ geometry, and wide shared use paths around the perimeter. This picture from Chris Rand gives you an impression of how it looks (and some of … Continue reading

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Aspiring to explore how we might do something, with other people doing it

Great historical speeches on matters of ambition, put through the Department for Transport Cycle Funding Filter™. Reagan’s ‘Tear down this wall!’ speech – “We welcome change and openness; for we believe that freedom and security go together, that the advance of … Continue reading

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Pedestrians and the Superhighways

The Cyclists in the City blog has cast its eye over the City of London’s latest response to the Superhighway proposals [pdf], interpreting it as suggesting that the City are supporting their proposals, and actually demanding even more radical change. I’d really … Continue reading

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What would measuring overtaking distances in the Netherlands tell us about Dutch drivers? Very little

One of the presentations at last month’s London Cycling Campaign Seminar Series was from Ian Garrard of Brunel University. Ian was one of the authors – along with Ian Walker and Felicity Jowitt – of a paper examining the influence … Continue reading

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The Badgertown Exception

No, not the latest Matt Damon film. The ‘Badgertown Exception’ is a debating technique which employs the following logic.* Cycling infrastructure requires x amount of space. Here is Badger Street, Badgertown. It has many competing demands, and cycling infrastructure won’t fit. Because cycling infrastructure … Continue reading

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