Category Archives: Promotion

Different standards

A few weeks ago the City of London held a cycling safety event, aimed in particular at women, following an astonishing 30 serious injuries to female cyclists in the Square Mile since 2010, and three deaths. And this week a haulage company was running … Continue reading

Posted in Exchanging places, Promotion, Safety, Sustainable Safety, The Netherlands | 24 Comments

Better cycling through design – how to really ‘Go Dutch’

On Friday evening Newsnight carried a very good report on the issues of cycling, and cycling safety, in London. It’s worth watching in full, if you haven’t seen it already – it’s a sensible, measured analysis of the issues, featuring … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Bow Roundabout, Cycling policy, David Hembrow, Infrastructure, LCC, London, Omafiets, Promotion, Sustainable Safety, The Netherlands, Transport for London | 23 Comments

Pointless infighting

I spent an interesting hour or so yesterday discussing cycling in London, and the potential implications of the new strategy appearing from Transport for London, with Jack Thurston of the Bike Show, Bill Chidley, and Trevor Parsons of Hackney Cycling … Continue reading

Posted in CTC, Cycling Embassy Of Great Britain, Cycling policy, Hackney, Hierarchy of Provision, History, Infrastructure, LCC, London, Promotion, Subjective safety, The Netherlands, Transport for London | 10 Comments

The pernicious logic of ‘safety in numbers’

The recent announcement of a 13% rise [pdf] in cyclist casualties (Killed or Seriously Injured – KSIs) in the first quarter of 2012, compared to the same period in 2011, is unfortunately only further evidence of an increasingly sharp upward trend in cycling … Continue reading

Posted in Absurd transport solutions, Cycling policy, Infrastructure, Promotion, Safety In Numbers, Subjective safety, The Netherlands, Transport policy | 35 Comments

Another visitor to the Netherlands gets it

An extract from Bella Bathurst’s excellent The Bicycle Book, which is well worth a read. Bella visits the Netherlands. … on a sunny day in early July I head out of Amsterdam towards the north of the country. Assen is a … Continue reading

Posted in Promotion, Subjective safety, The Netherlands, Uncategorized | 8 Comments