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School run shenanigans

News from Sussex Police – Woman convicted of driving dangerously outside Crawley school A Crawley woman has been sentenced for driving dangerously outside a school. Leanne Andre, 43, of Friars Rookery,  Crawley, pleaded not guilty to driving dangerously in October … Continue reading

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Us, not ‘Them’

Sad as it is to say, I suppose there’s nothing particularly out of the ordinary about another sequence of deaths and serious injuries of people riding bikes – the most troubling and unsettling being yet another woman being crushed by a … Continue reading

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The gap

You may or may not have seen this fascinating graph from the Economist in 1981, shared with me by Graham Smith. It’s an amazing insight into the way cycling had effectively disappeared as a serious mode of transport for short … Continue reading

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Fantasy visualisations and ignoring the elephant in the room

Horsham’s going up in the world, because we’re getting a John Lewis, which opens next week. That means the town’s existing Waitrose supermarket – located pretty centrally in the town centre – is now moving out beyond the town’s four/five … Continue reading

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Space Invaders

The Head of Transport at the Institute of Economic Affairs, Richard Wellings, had this to say recently – @rgwarner @veloevol In my view Advanced Stop Lines for cyclists should be removed to make more efficient use of road space. — … Continue reading

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Sustrans Cycle-Friendly Design Manual (Part 1)

Last spring Sustrans released their Handbook for Cycle-Friendly Design, a relatively short 35-page document which got a bit of a kicking from many people, including David Hembrow and the Cycling Embassy. This year they’ve released a much longer document in … Continue reading

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The solution is design

The media storm after that incident now appears to be moving into its final stages as the driver involved has apologised. Without wishing to comment on the individual behaviour on display, it’s fairly obvious that the layout on the road … Continue reading

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Are you at risk from people wearing shoes with wheels in them? That vital BBC You and Yours discussion

A transcript of a BBC Radio 4 programme, today. Continuity announcer: Now it’s time for Call You and Yours, with Winifred Robinson. Robinson: Hello, and welcome to the programme. Today, we’re asking a very important question – is it time to change … Continue reading

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On diversion, again

This is a follow up to a recent post on being diverted while cycling, during road repairs. Last week I encountered a similar diversion to the one described in that post – a country lane has been closed for repairs, … Continue reading

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Infrastructure for all

Inclusive cycling infrastructure is often described as being suitable for ‘8-80′ – for the young as well as the old. It’s a good philosophy. However, it is not quite adequate, in and of itself, to capture what’s required for infrastructure … Continue reading

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