Pedaller

Tag: infrastructure

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…

Heritage Motorways!

Copyright: Reproduced courtesy of The Railway Magazine (April 2014) — My thanks to its editor, Nick Pigott, for his kind permission to let me scan and reproduce the article here; and thanks also go of course to my favourite ticket clerk, Kev, for bringing the article to my attention in the first place! In lieu of…

Think! Bridge!

Watching all the people who drive their lorries into this bridge – right below the HiViz flashing-light sign warning of the 11 foot 8 inch low clearance – made me wonder… Perhaps some government official or politician this very moment is thinking: if just more education was provided – like a “Think! Bridge!” campaign –…