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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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Coasting

I don’t know what percentage of bikes in the Netherlands operate with coaster brakes, but it must certainly be a sizeable proportion, perhaps even a majority. The tell-tale sign is handlebars free from brake levers (or those with just one … Continue reading

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Held up

You don’t have look too hard on social media to find the ravings of drivers muttering about being delayed, impeded or obstructed by someone cycling ahead of them. Usually it’s a rant about someone being ‘in the middle of the … Continue reading

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What do we actually mean by ‘representing all transport users’?

This post is about London TravelWatch, but it could really be about transport in Britain more generally, and about how ‘transport users’ are conceptualised – in particular, those who use bicycles, or might want to use them. London TravelWatch describe … Continue reading

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Two junctions on Tower Bridge Road

This hit and run incident at the junction of Tower Bridge Road and Abbey Street has been featuring in the new recently. Andrea McVeigh posted on the SE1 forum last week to describe what happened when she and her husband crossed Tower Bridge Road near … Continue reading

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West Sussex and LSTF money – Horsham cycle parking

This post is part of an ongoing series examining how West Sussex County Council are managing to spend £2.4m of Local Sustainable Transport Fund cash (won from the DfT back in 2012) on schemes of negligible ‘sustainable’ benefit, with a … Continue reading

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