Category Archives: HGVs

How failure to design properly makes death more likely

Back in late 2011, I wrote a post about how the TfL policy of ‘smoothing traffic flow’ is antithetical to the creation of space for cycling. Creating ‘smooth flow’ means attempting to push as many motor vehicles through a green … Continue reading

Posted in HGVs, Infrastructure, London, Safety, Space for Cycling, Transport for London | 10 Comments

Dangerisation

The subject of ‘dangerisation’ – the idea that we are discouraging people who might be tempted cycle in London from doing so by talking about danger and safety – is back on the agenda, following the ‘Die In’ outside TfL … Continue reading

Posted in HGVs, Infrastructure, London, Safety, Subjective safety, The media, Transport for London, Walking | 21 Comments

Dangerous lorry driving is not taken seriously

Last week, HGV driver Joao Lopes was sentenced to four years imprisonment for causing death by dangerous driving (and also to 12 months imprisonment, to be served concurrently, for falsification of tachograph data). What is significant is that Lopes will … Continue reading

Posted in Dangerous driving, David Hembrow, Drink driving, Driving ban, HGVs, Infrastructure, Road safety, Subjective safety, The judiciary | 16 Comments

Mixing with lorries, Dutch-style

In the wake of Mike Penning and Norman Baker’s bizarre and misleading comments about the respective safety of Dutch and British cyclists to the House of Commons Transport Committee on cycling safety in April, Jim Gleeson took a close look … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling Embassy Of Great Britain, Cycling policy, David Hembrow, HGVs, Infrastructure, Road safety, Subjective safety, The Netherlands, Town planning | 11 Comments