Category Archives: Pinch points

A rebuilt gyratory that is still putting people in danger

The gyratory system around Victoria station in Westminster has been a genuinely horrible place to cycle for as long as I can remember. Getting to and from the station, or cycling past it, involves dealing with multiple lanes of one-way … Continue reading

Posted in Gyratories, Infrastructure, London, Pinch points, Sustainable Safety | 10 Comments

The possible versus the acceptable

North Parade in Horsham is a fairly busy distributor road (running north – unsuprisingly) out of the town centre. It has a 30 mph limit, and very narrow cycle lanes, which give up at a couple of awful pinch points. The … Continue reading

Posted in Infrastructure, Pinch points, Sustrans, The Netherlands | 28 Comments

Cheapside – a video is not an adequate response to bad road design

The City of London have brought out what they presumably believe to be a charming ‘road safety’ video, entitled ‘Handle Like Eggs’. The presenter of the video informs us that it is really important we ‘share the streets, safely.’ This … Continue reading

Posted in Absurd transport solutions, City of London, Infrastructure, London, Pinch points, Road rage, Subjective safety | 25 Comments

Pinch points

Habitual cyclists are no doubt all too familiar with pinch points, those narrowings of the carriageways where it would be impossible, or unsafe, for a bicycle and a vehicle to pass side by side. They necessitate assertive road positioning to … Continue reading

Posted in David Hembrow, Guardrail, Infrastructure, Pinch points, Road safety, The Netherlands | 7 Comments