Pedaller

Category: Campaigning

Articles in this category are generally about the campaign to improve the infrastructure of roads so that they are safer for people who ride bicycles on them.

Legacy of Tour de France: Car-centric local growth deals

On the day that the Tour de France cycling sport racers come to southern England, the government announce even more money to support the country’s car culture. Over £2 billion is going to be spent in 39 ‘local growth deals‘ including £118 million in towns like Basingstoke along the M3 corridor (aka ‘Enterprise M3‘) for example: Basingstoke North Corridor…

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…

GroundCycle: Because pies in the sky (cycle) require a coffee-perky foundation

The SkyCycle concept for travelling about in London is in the Daily Mail again. It is the second time around for this radical bicycle infrastructure idea – the first time was back in September 2012 (readers who encounter issues with clicking links to The Daily Mail can read this and that instead). Aside: The original proposal may…

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’…