Author Archives: aseasyasriding

Why they hate you

A consistent theme that you will encounter in campaigning circles – and indeed amongst the wider public – is that British people ‘hate cyclists’, or ‘hate cycling’. The explanation here must be that there is something genetic, something innate in … Continue reading

Posted in Infrastructure, Subjective safety, Sustainable Safety, The Netherlands | 38 Comments

Greening the city

One of the nicest things about cycling along the Embankment (apart from the new cycling infrastructure, of course) is… the greenery. This is particularly obvious as you approach the Houses of Parliament from the north. As the bend of the … Continue reading

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Bus stop bypasses – there is no alternative

It seems that Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust are still pushing their extraordinary petition to block safe cycling infrastructure design on Westminster Bridge, apparently on ‘safety grounds’. Concern is obviously fine, but the problem here is that GSTT … Continue reading

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Going bi-directional

The best of the new cycling infrastructure in London is almost entirely composed of bi-directional cycleways, placed on one side of the road. This includes pretty much the entirety of CS3 and CS6 – the former running from Parliament Square to … Continue reading

Posted in Department for Transport, Infrastructure, London, The Netherlands | 36 Comments

The 25 percenters

So I have to write a tedious blogpost about the story of a nonsense statistic, a statistic that appears in the Begg report covered in yesterday’s blog post. Namely, the claim that Mayor Boris Johnson exacerbated the problem of congestion in … Continue reading

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Class war

If by any chance you’ve missed it, do please read Paul Gannon’s forensic analysis of a report produced by David Begg for Greener Journeys, entitled ‘The Impact of Congestion on Bus Passengers’. I don’t really need to add much to what Paul … Continue reading

Posted in Bus lanes, buses, Transport for London | 15 Comments

Maybe you didn’t notice, but you’ve had your investment already

If you read the headlines, you might hear that Transport for London are spending ONE BILLION POUNDS ON CYCLISTS. Or that they are spending FIFTY MILLION POUNDS ON ONE CYCLE ROUTE FOR CYCLISTS. Crazy, right? That’s a huge some of money to … Continue reading

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Space for mobility

One of the most remarkable things about the new cycling infrastructure in London is not just the numbers of people using it, already, but the way it is being used spontaneously, by a wide range of users. Not just by tourists … Continue reading

Posted in Inclusivity, Infrastructure, London | 23 Comments

Propensity to Cycle, and the importance of main roads

The National Propensity to Cycle Tool (PCT) is a powerful planning tool which shows existing commuting cycling trips (based on mapping the 2011 census), and then uses that data to illustrate where the main cycle flows are, or should be, and … Continue reading

Posted in Horsham, Infrastructure, Propensity to Cycle | 22 Comments

A tale of two cities

I was in Leicester last week and (briefly) managed to look again at some of the cycling infrastructure the city has been building recently. There is an impressive-looking cycleway, complete with bus stop bypass, on Welford Road. Like other new … Continue reading

Posted in Department for Transport, Infrastructure, London, The Netherlands | 30 Comments