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Andrew Gilligan to be new government cycling adviser

Really good news, I hope. Andrew Gilligan is to join the Prime Minister’s team as transport adviser.  Previously, Gilligan was Johnson’s cycling commissioner at the Greater London Authority GLA. His new duties must including cycling and I believe that, with

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40:1 Benefit:Cost ratio for cycling mass transport infrastructure

Summary of the benefits from investing £6.2bn/year in cycling infrastructure for bicycle mass transit (1) Every town in the UK will have a safe and segregated Cycleway Network of the kind being built, far too slowly, in London (2) The

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National Cycling Protest UK 7th September 2019 in Parliament Square London

The National Cycling Protest will take place on 7th September 2019: 12 Noon Assemble in Lincolns Inn Fields, London 1 pm Procession 2-3.30 Rally in Parliament Square The rally will call for: £6.2 billio/year to be invested in cycling infrastructure

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Landscape architecture CPD: nature in urban public open spaces

Beyond Green: Rethinking Nature in Urban Public Spaces Is the idea of nature relevant to public open space in urban areas? Yes. Should landscape architects be involved? Yes. But what, why, how and where can and should nature influence the

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Landscape Institute: election of the next LI President

Congratulations to the Landscape Institute on its publication of candidate videos for the 2019 LI presidential election. Great that there are four of them – and thank you to the candidates for putting their names forward. But it’s not a

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Invest 20% of the transport budget to raise the cycling mode share by 2.5%/year

The bicycle began as the ultimate dream machine, cheaper, healthier, more exciting and more glamorous, than horse-drawn vehicles or horses. In the 1940s, almost half the trips in London and Copenhagen were cycled. And the figure was over was over

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9 Children’s play landscape design videos FOLAR

Here are the other six videos from the 2019 FOLAR Symposium on Children’s Play. To find the full set of videos on Youtube please visit the Playlist for Children’s Play. Dr Luca Csepely-Knorr & Dr Amber Roberts, Manchester Metropolitan University.

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FOLAR Symposium on Children’s Play

Congratulations to all involved with an excellent FOLAR symposium on children’s play.There are 3 videos embedded in this blog post and the other 6 can be found on another blog post on chidren’s play. Particular thanks to Merrick Denton-Thompson who

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Landscape and garden weddings

Landscape architects, who pay increasing attention to programming the events which take place in the spaces they plan and design, could give more thought to weddings and wedding photography. Every couple likes to have brilliant photographs of their wedding and

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Policy for London’s Quietways

London’s ‘quietways’ are not quiet enough. TfL explain them as: ‘continuous and convenient cycle routes on less-busy backstreets across London’. They are on backstreets. But they not continuous,  because there are so many unimproved junctions. Their convenience is for local trips:

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