Pedaller

Category: Safety

Lifting a finger

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…

Hampshire County Council set to fund Fleet Station forecourt, no strings attached

UPDATE: Strings attached after successful lobbying! See CORRESPONDENCE section below for news from Councillor Seán D T Woodward Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment at Hampshire County Council. On Tuesday, 4 November 2014, Hampshire County Council’s Economy, Transport and Environment committee will decide if they want to give £300,000 to South West Trains, who have already…

Cycle? Yes! Alas, Guide Dogs charity blind to government inaction

This week saw the Guide Dogs charity launch a campaign called #cycleyes — as in ‘Cycle Eyes’ not ‘Cycle? Yes!’ — although the latter is what they spelled, albeit with different punctuation! Unfortunately, it wasn’t the best of launches – a flawed survey’s results were highlighted and led to later retractions. The charity also missed…

Cycling on military land under review

The byelaws which govern public access to various UK military lands are being reviewed. I queried if any restrictions are being considered for cycling across military lands: Definitely a maybe on that… UPDATE 12 August 2014: See the correspondence section below for a letter received from the MoD. The aptly named ‘Byelaws Review Team’ at the Ministry of Defense…

Hampshire Constabulary inspect 57 vehicles on the M27 – no bull !

Andy Bottomley, the Police Commander for Roads Policing at Hampshire Constabulary, has revealed today that the Commercial Vehicle Operation group, along with VOSA and HMRC, conducted a vehicle inspection operation on the M27 motorway this past Tuesday (21st January 2014). It was not clear as to near which town along the long route the inspections took…

Would it really kill you to…

In many places where the Government should have created ‘Space For Cycling’, to increase safety for people who choose to cycle or walk, they haven’t yet. People who choose to drive a car or lorry should consider:   Would it really kill you to slow down a bit? Because you might kill us if you don’t. Would…