Category Archives: Go Dutch

Superhighway 5 on diversion

Late last year, the initial plans for Cycle Superhighway 5 were released by Transport for London. The Superhighway was routed over Vauxhall Bridge, and straight up Vauxhall Bridge Road, to Victoria station, where it ended as it met the current … Continue reading

Posted in 20 mph limits, Andrew Gilligan, Boris Johnson, Go Dutch, Infrastructure, LCC, London, Space for Cycling, Subjective safety, Transport for London | 20 Comments

Resistance to change

Towards the end of the Ranty Highwayman’s excellent summary of a recent Institution of Civil Engineer’s lecture in London about cycling infrastructure, he makes an interesting observation, based on the two talks given by TfL staff during the evening – … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Bow Roundabout, Car dependence, Go Dutch, Gyratories, Infrastructure, LCC, London, Space for Cycling, Subjective safety, Transport for London | 11 Comments

What ‘robocars’ tell us about British cycle campaigning

There was a flurry of discussion at the end of last week about what the emergence of ‘robocars’ – shorthand for cars that automatically drive themselves, without any human input – might mean for how we design for cycling, prompted … Continue reading

Posted in Car dependence, Cyclists' Touring Club, David Hembrow, Go Dutch, Infrastructure, Robocars, Subjective safety, The Netherlands | 44 Comments

Why we need space for cycling

Ahead of today’s parliamentary debate on cycling, and subsequent Space for Cycling protest, I thought I’d give a brief reminder of why change is so urgently needed in Britain, and to persuade you to come along to the ride. The … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling policy, Go Dutch, Infrastructure, LCC, London, Subjective safety, The Netherlands | 18 Comments

Going round in circles on Stratford High Street

Transport for London have created a video to explain how you turn right on a bicycle at major junctions on the Superhighway 2 Extension on Stratford High Street. It is described as a ‘two stage right turn’, but in reality … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Cycle Superhighways, Cycling policy, Go Dutch, Infrastructure, LCC, London, Subjective safety, The Netherlands, Transport for London | 26 Comments

Southwark reverses away from ‘Going Dutch’

In the wider policy context of how cycling should be catered for on London’s streets, there’s some fairly astonishing guidance being drafted by Southwark Council on cycle lanes. It’s so weak that I think it is fair to say, as … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling policy, Go Dutch, Infrastructure, London, Subjective safety, The Netherlands | 11 Comments

Update on Royal College Street

Back in January I blogged enthusiastically about the plans for Royal College Street in Camden, and I’m pleased to say the scheme is nearing completion. It’s a little hard to make definitive comments because the new arrangement isn’t finished, but what’s … Continue reading

Posted in Go Dutch, Infrastructure, London, One-way streets, Subjective safety, The Netherlands | 15 Comments

Leon Daniels and ‘knee-jerk reactions’

In the wake of the latest cycling death in London, the head of Transport for London’s Surface Transport, Leon Daniels, told BBC News I think it’s very important we don’t have too much of a knee jerk reaction. Of course, … Continue reading

Posted in Go Dutch, Gyratories, Infrastructure, London, Subjective safety, The Netherlands, Transport for London | 43 Comments

Stop thinking about ‘cyclists’, start thinking about people on bikes

I attended the City of London’s Cycling Forum last week, where the main items of discussion were the proposed plans for the Aldgate gyratory, and the City’s plans for cycle routes in the City of London. As it turned out, … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Gilligan, Boris Johnson, Cycle Superhighways, Cycling policy, Go Dutch, Gyratories, Helmets, Infrastructure, London, Subjective safety, Transport for London | 17 Comments

Don’t misunderstand the Fietsstraat

The Times’ excellent correspondent, Kaya Burgess, is currently in the Netherlands on a fact-finding mission, along with London’s Cycling Commisioner Andrew Gilligan, Scotland’s Minister for Transport Keith Brown, and others. I hope they like what they are seeing (it’s impossible … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Gilligan, Cycling Embassy Of Great Britain, David Hembrow, Go Dutch, Infrastructure, Street closures, Strict liability, Subjective safety, The Netherlands, The Times | 20 Comments