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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…

Poem: Super-Highway to Hell

An unelected Conservative life peer in the UK House of Lords was quoted as saying, in part, that people who have chosen to ride a bicycle are “longing for” drivers to run them down because they are filming their ride. This inspired Bernard Davis to write a poem, reproduced below with his permission. The poem…