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Category: Get Britain Cycling

The report by the UK’s All Party Parliamentary Group on Cycling which was published in April 2012 and unanimously approved by 100+ MPs on 2 September 2013.

Bingle! Cycle Proofing Bizzo!

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…

Please, sir, I want some more road danger reduction

The well known line from starving Oliver Twist, “Please, sir, I want some more” came to mind as I fired off yet another email to the elected councillors and council employees responsible for the design of the cycleway along Weyhill Road in Andover. The council state (my emphasis added): “The proposed scheme will implement a range of improvements…

Weyhill Cycleway Approved Without Dutch Quality

It has come to this: the cycleway proposal for Weyhill Road in Andover was approved yesterday by the roads authority, Hampshire County Council, specifically Councillor Seán Woodward, the Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment. The works are proposed to start in September, with completion just before Christmas. The council’s stated aim of the now approved £230,000…

A pilot project to make a Hampshire town more liveable

A couple weeks ago, I said that the proposed shared space cycleway for Weyhill Road in Andover was a Box-ticking Bodge Boondoggle. The Test Valley Borough Council and Hampshire County Council have received some money and are itching to spend it in order to say that they’ve “done something” for cycling. There is one tiny flaw in…

The Pied Pedaller and a giant ball of plasma. Plus a mention of fashion designers.

The BBC report HERE that Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London said today, “I am a passionate cyclist, but I am not some kind of Pied Pedaller. People go by bike because they love to go by bike.” Of course that peaked my interest! He said Pedaller! 🙂 He didn’t expand on why people ‘love to go by bike’…

Infrastructure is a joke and it’s no laughing matter. It’s time to stop the killing by removing the conflict.

There have so far been 14 people killed whilst riding their bicycle around London – 6 of which came within a 2 week period in November. Two people, Donnachadh McCarty and Steve Icame Isawi, became fed up with the lack of urgent progress by Transport for London on making London’s roads safer – not just for…

Aaaarrrrgggghhhh!

Shiver me timbers! (it was international talk like a pirate day earlier this week)  Avast ye! The EU affairs manager at the Freight Transport Association (FTA), Chris Yarsley, is quoted in issue 1349 of Private Eye magazine as saying in their association’s magazine (emphasis added), There have been many occasions when I have been the person to inform…