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UK cyclists must campaign together for cycle infrastructure #Campaign4Cycling

Congratulations to Donnachadh Mcarthy. He organised a great pro-cycling demo on 13.10.2018 – and he’s dead right: much more of the transport budget must go on cycling infrastructure only a major national demo will bring this about. therefore all  pro-cycling clubs

Posted in cycleways, London cycle network, London Cycleway Plan

Trafalgar Square has an amazing number of empty buses

I heard the head of a London bus company on the radio this week saying that cycle lanes should be de-segregated because they were only used during the morning and evening rush hours. He should have a look at the

Posted in cycleways, London cycle network, London Cycleway Plan

Save Dolphin Square and its wonderful roof garden

Sadly, a US property company Westbrook wants to spoil one of the most significant housing projects in London. Its central importance in the history of residential site planning comes from: Dolphin Square’s use of high residential terraced blocks to create

Posted in community gardens, green roofs, landscape architecture

The London Cycle Network is a fraud

The London Cycle Network was planned by the London Cycling Campaign shortly after it was formed, in 1979, and approved by Ken Livingstone when he became leader of the Greater London Council in 1981. This led to some minor improvements

Posted in cycleways, landscape architecture, London cycle network, London Cycleway Plan

Cycling infrastructure produces high benefits for low costs

 Cycling infrastructure costs about 1/30th as much as railways and produces three times as much benefit/£1bn invested. Here are some figures £11m for 5km of CS6 (from Elephant and Castle to King’s Cross) = £2.2m/km £47m for  CS3 (9.2

Posted in cycleways, London cycle network, London Cycleway Plan

London Cycle Network REVEALED BY 9 EXAMPLES

The London Cycle Network LCN is a prime example of  tokenism (‘the practice of making only a perfunctory or symbolic effort to be inclusive to members of minority groups’). It was an advertising stunt and a fraud. When mapped, it

Posted in cycleways, London cycle network, London Cycleway Plan

Funeral for the Unknown Cyclist

Please come and please invite your friends to come. Dreadful design and pitiful planning of the UK’s cycle infrastructure results in a per/mile injury rate that is four times higher than that in Denmark and Holland. Something must be done:

Posted in cycleways, London cycle network, London Cycleway Plan

The Royal Docks Development is a good example of bad architecture and helpless planning

The file-name of this depressing image is Riverside-day-overall-view-23032017-Final.jpg. The word ‘Final’ is ominous and, as anyone can see, the blocks are beside a disused dock and a busy runway: it is not a ‘riverside’ development. Suing the development team for

Posted in bad architecture & planning, green roofs, landscape architecture, landscape urbanism

Cost Benefit Ratio Analysis for Cycling & Cross Rail 2 in London

In 2018 it was announced that the opening of Cross Rail 1 will be delayed by 12 months and that it will cost at least an extra £600m (up from £14.8 billion to £15.4 billion). In 2019 this will be

Posted in cycleways, London cycle network Tagged with:

Objecting to Convoys Wharf Planning Application – Plot 08 Reserved Matters

Plot 08 at Convoys Wharf has received outline planning permission and an application has been submitted for full permission. The current application deals with  ‘reserved matters‘, which normally include the five points listed below.  Objectors should address these issues rather

Posted in skyline policy, urban design