Category Archives: Smoothing traffic flow

Junction capacity

The cycling schemes in Bedford and Southampton – the ‘Turbo’ roundabout, and the Itchen Bridge junction, respectively – have been hitting the headlines recently. A post by SmallTown2K (who has been taking a thorough look at the Southampton scheme) goes … Continue reading

Posted in Infrastructure, Smoothing traffic flow, The Netherlands | 12 Comments

A half-hearted junction review from Transport for London

As you know, Transport for London are consulting on improvements for cycling to a series of junctions in London, that are the most dangerous (I’ve written about two before). A consultation closes tomorrow, Friday, for the four-way junction of Battersea … Continue reading

Posted in Go Dutch, Infrastructure, Junction Review, LCC, London, Smoothing traffic flow, Transport for London | 21 Comments

Another Transport for London consultation – the A24 in Morden

As you are no doubt well aware, Transport for London are carrying out a series of consultations on improvements to the most dangerous junctions on their network. There have only been a handful published so far, of which the Waterloo … Continue reading

Posted in Car dependence, Cycling Embassy Of Great Britain, Go Dutch, Hierarchy of Provision, Infrastructure, LCC, London, Smoothing traffic flow, Subjective safety, The Netherlands, Transport for London | 23 Comments

The race to construct the Shard

I found the Channel 4 programme, The Tallest Tower – Building The Shard, which aired last week, grimly fascinating. Whether a slant had been put on the nature of the construction by the programme’s producers or not, I cannot say, … Continue reading

Posted in London, Road safety, Smoothing traffic flow, The Shard, Transport for London | 25 Comments

Smoothing traffic flow, West Sussex-style

The village of Southwater, which lies around 2 miles south of Horsham, has expanded at an incredible rate over the last two decades. In the early 1990s, its population was just over 5,000. In the 2001 census, the number of … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling policy, Horsham, Horsham District Council, Infrastructure, Road safety, Smoothing traffic flow, Southwater, Town planning, Transport policy, Walking, West Sussex County Council | 9 Comments

Cycling safety is paramount

The Times has picked up the story of Transport for London potentially facing corporate manslaughter charges over the death of Min Joo Lee at King’s Cross on October 3rd last year, reporting that The stretch of road where Ms Lee … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Infrastructure, London, Road safety, Smoothing traffic flow, The Times' Cities Safe for Cycling campaign, Transport for London | 5 Comments

London’s cycle infrastructure, and reallocation of road space

This post is somewhat tangential to the big news today, of the Times’ launch of their Cities fit for cycling campaign, which I wholeheartedly support. I can think of no clearer reason for doing so than the words of Kaya Burgess, … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Cycling policy, Infrastructure, London, Road safety, Shared Space, Smoothing traffic flow, Transport for London | 8 Comments

Blackfriars – redesigned for pedestrians

Much of the talk from Transport for London around the time of last summer’s protest on Blackfriars Bridge – a protest that centred on the failure to keep a lower 20 mph speed limit through the junction, and to design … Continue reading

Posted in 20 mph limits, Boris Johnson, Infrastructure, LCC, London, Road safety, Smoothing traffic flow, Transport for London | 14 Comments