Category Archives: Bollards

What is ‘clutter’?

Eric Pickles was in the news again yesterday with his fourth pronouncement – within a matter of weeks – on car parking. It comes ahead of some new Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) guidance that will, apparently, aim … Continue reading

Posted in Absurd transport solutions, Bollards, Car dependence, Eric Pickles, Horsham, Infrastructure, Parking, Pedestrianisation, Permeability, Shared Space | 22 Comments

Another attack by an inanimate object

I’ve written before about bollards causing trouble for motorists; it seems they are still up to their dirty tricks. A van mounted a bollard in Horsham town centre this morning (Thursday) and had to be removed by a motoring assistance … Continue reading

Posted in Bollards, Dangerous driving, Inanimate objects | 14 Comments

The environment and legality

There’s an interesting piece by London’s Cycling Commissioner, Andrew Gilligan, in today’s Evening Standard. It’s actually pretty good. The focus of the article is, broadly, compliance with the law by cyclists, and by motorists. It has a silly headline about … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Gilligan, Bollards, Car dependence, Horsham, Infrastructure, London, The Netherlands | 5 Comments


After writing recently about gryatories and one-way systems – and how they can actually be beneficial for cycling, if applied judiciously – I thought I’d turn my attention to another piece of much-maligned urban infrastructure, the humble bollard. Frequently impugned … Continue reading

Posted in Bollards, Cycling policy, Infrastructure, London, Permeability, Subjective safety, The Netherlands | 7 Comments