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Police & Crime Commissioner candidates on road danger reduction

There are 7 people asking for my vote in the Police & Crime Commissioner election in Hampshire on 5 May 2016 (see the website ChooseMyPcc.org.uk): Richard Adair (LibDem), Simon Hayes (Independent), Don Jerrard (Independent), Michael Lane (Conservative), Robin Price (Labour), Roy Swales (UKIP), Steve Watts (Zero Tolerance Policing ex Chief). The incumbent is Simon Hayes…

Lifting a finger

ARH20141029-0904-FT5 Colour tree in autumn Lynch Hill Park (resized)

Reducing road danger is not worth bothering about – at least that is the feeling I have after receiving replies from my county council and my elected police and crime commissioner. THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD Most days, my commute by bicycle is uneventful and generally a pleasure (rain or shine!): I cycle from my…

Free Parking

Monopoly Free Parking ARH20141204-2215-FT5-2 (resized)

I love landing on the Monopoly® “Free Parking” space because in our household we get to collect all the money in the pot which was built up from paying government taxes and fees stated on Community Chest and Chance cards. This weekend, councils up and down the UK who are responsible for collecting parking fees are promoting their own giveaway…

Bingle! Cycle Proofing Bizzo!

Fully cycle-proofed bridleway (@AsEasyAsRiding, 2014-11-28)

The Department for Transport (DfT) advertised in June for the role of ‘Cycle Proofing Policy Advisor’ specifying that ‘experience of cycling or planning policy will be an advantage, but is not essential‘ however the person would be ‘instrumental to taking forward the Prime Minister’s commitment to deliver a cycling revolution in Britain – from policies to…

Highways Agency admits £10m Basingstoke roundabout unsafe for cycling (updated)

Maria Miller MP

The £10,000,000 rebuilding of Black Dam roundabout in Basingstoke, next to the M3 junction 6 interchange, will result in an intersection that is unsafe for people who choose to cycle and walk, according to the Highways Agency. The decision to make the intersection unsafe flies in the face of official Department of Transport statements and official…