Pedaller

Tag: road 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…

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…

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…

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…