Category Archives: Cycling

Making progress down the road

Too many laws and customs of driving make speed more important than safety, from the driving instructors’ “make good progress down the road” (e.g. “hurry the fuck up”, which most drivers internalise as “drive at least as fast as the … Continue reading

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An appalling, terrible, borderline-criminal proposal from Westminster Council

I’ve just seen the proposal from Westminster Council on a section of the Quietway Grid in their patch from Covent Garden to Waterloo Bridge. A patch, lest we forget that’s used by a lot of bikes: I’m really pushed for time … Continue reading

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Camberwell Green consultation closing – reject these plans!

(Reposted from SouthwarkCyclists.org.uk…) Southwark Council propose expensive and disruptive alterations to Camberwell Green junction and area. The plans are terrible. Southwark Cyclists have thoroughly examined their proposal with expert advice and we have decided to formally reject these plans.    Please respond to the … Continue reading

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In support of… taxis

Here’s where I’m coming from with this one. Let me say it simply: More regular cyclists means lower private car ownership, less congestion for taxis to deal with, and more non-car-owners taking taxi trips. OK, now for the detailed bit… … Continue reading

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Squashed by a driverless car

A lot of people are concerned about whether driverless cars will be safe in cities, and you can see why. But tonight I wondered whether perhaps they can’t come soon enough… Over a century ago, driving a car was hard. … Continue reading

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Open letter to Mothercare

Dear Mothercare.com, I have been unable to find child seats for bikes, child trailers for bikes, or cargo bikes such as Christiania or Bakfiets models. e.g. Seats: http://www.evanscycles.com/search?query=child+seat&x=0&y=0 Trailers: http://www.evanscycles.com/search?query=child+trailer&x=0&y=0 Cargo: http://www.babboe.co.uk/ Given many parents already cycle (20% riding once … Continue reading

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A tale of two consultations: Proof Westminster Council want to undermine cycling

Two major TfL consultations are out today. Both involve key strategic roads which have to be made safer for the large (and ever-growing) numbers of cycle commuters they carry from South London to work in Central London. One has some … Continue reading

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Southwark Local Elections 2014 – A guide for cycling voters

Jump to: All People’s Party // Conservatives // Greens // Labour // LibDems // Others // UKIP (Experiences gleaned volunteering for London Cycling Campaign / Southwark Cyclists – but this post still reflects my personal opinion, not LCC/SC policy or … Continue reading

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Space for Cycling in Southwark – Ride and campaign

We need safer environments to cycle in – everyone knows that. Safe protected space to cycle in reduces conflict with motor traffic and pedestrians, improves congestion and most importantly brings the health and wellbeing benefits of cycling to all cyclists, … Continue reading

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Please sponsor me for Safer Cycling!

Hi all, in a fortnight I’ll join 20,000 other riders (most, if not all, faster than me) in tackling 100 miles of the Olympic Road Race course from Stratford, through the Surrey hills and back to the Mall for a … Continue reading

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