Monthly Archives: January 2015


Last year, Stop the Killing held a protest at Elephant and Castle following the death of Abdelkhalak Lahyani, who had been killed in a collision with a left-turning HGV at the junction shown in the photograph below. Both he and the … Continue reading

Posted in Elephant and Castle, Infrastructure, London, Sustainable Safety, The Netherlands | 5 Comments

Do you have a problem with ‘fast’ cyclists, or with bad design?

Fast cyclists, eh. Whizzing around; speeding through; belting around corners; appearing out of nowhere; tearing along. At twenty miles an hour, even. Sometimes. Twenty miles an hour. Hang on. Twenty miles an hour? Twenty miles an hour? Isn’t that the … Continue reading

Posted in Infrastructure, The Netherlands | 36 Comments

Taking responsibility for social safety

Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, iniichael Dugher, gave an interview with the Mirror in December, which attracted a fair bit of attention, principally because it resembles a transparent attempt to court the ‘motorist vote’ (whatever that may be) – presenting Labour … Continue reading

Posted in Absurd transport solutions, Infrastructure, Social safety, The Netherlands, Transport policy, Walking | 18 Comments

Space for cycling, Dutch-style

I follow the Amsterdam-based photographer Thomas Schlijper on Twitter, mainly for his excellent photographs of street life, and cycling in particular. He’s well worth a follow. This photograph of his, from a few weeks ago, caught my attention. It shows … Continue reading

Posted in Space for Cycling, Subjective safety, Sustainable Safety, The Netherlands | 27 Comments

Thinking outside the box

Urban Design London have recently released some new guidance (in draft form), entitled the ‘Slow Streets Sourcebook: designing for 20mph streets’. This manual – like other ones I have commented on recently – has revealing design recommendations for ‘cyclists’. These are the kinds of … Continue reading

Posted in History, London, Subjective safety, Sustainable Safety, The Netherlands, Transport policy | 16 Comments

An avoidable tragedy

The appalling story of Victoria Lebrec – the young woman who was seriously injured by a left-turning lorry at the junction of St John Street and Clerkenwell in Islington in December last year – features in the Evening Standard today. She … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments