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Posts on Cycleways (+ see introduction to cycleways)

Cambridge greenway cycleway planning, review by Tom Turner

Cambridge tops the lists for UK economic growth and  cycle commuting. It  is near the bottom of the list for car ownership. With 29% of trips done by bike it is far ahead of other UK cities but still behind

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Greenway and cycleway landscape architecture

These paths are all cycleways. They are not all greenways. Sustrans National Cycle Route NCN1 on the Isle of Dogs is not a greenway, not a green street and not a promenade. It is a badly conceived, planned and designed

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Two problems with CS4 cycle superhighway

TfL are consulting on CS4. The video (below) shows the route in spring 2017 . Here  are my comments on the now-published proposal the proposal would be greatly strengthened by negotiating a daytime route through Southwark Park.  It is fortunate

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2017 facts about London Cycling – and a question

The just-published report Street Smarts: Report of the Commission on the Future of London’s Roads and Streets contains facts about cycling and leads me to ask: do cyclists have their fair share of (1) London’s road space? (2) London’s investment? I guess

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The attrition of vehicles by cities is good for cyclists and pedestrians

With surpassing brilliance Jane Jacobs advocated ‘the attrition of automobiles’ in cities ‘by making conditions less convenient for cars’. I write this as a London car driver (and cyclist).

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TfL consult on CS4 A200 cycle route – see video

Excellent news that TfL is going to consultation on CS4, from 28th Sept to 29th Nov. The above video shows the hell of cycling as it is on the A200. TfL have, I assume, been so embarrassed that LCN 183

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London cycle network planning: 18 videos and blog posts

Please give Amazon-style *Ratings for: A2, A200, CS3 Cable St, CS3 Embankment, Quietway Q1, Thames Path, Sustrans NCN1, Sustrans NCN4, Sustrans NCN13.  The themes of these videos are (1) planning for London cycling has been terrible, with the exception of the

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National Cycle Network Route 13 NCN13 in Wapping, Shadwell and Limehouse 

If you would like to do an assessment of NCN13, please retain your impartiality by doing the assessment before reading the post or watching the video.  List of 18 London cycling posts and videos. National Cycle Route 13 is planned to run

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East Central London Cycle Network: reviews, transport planning and landscape architecture

For most of the past half-century London’s cycle transport planners have had their heads in the sand. Instead of looking for desire lines which link origins to destinations, as  other transport planners do, they have looked for underused ‘quiet’ roads and

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The landscape architecture of cycling and cycle planning

The video gives a snapshot of London’s best and worst cycling conditions, hinting that the city needs more cycling heavens, fewer cycling hells and a lot less purgatory.  List of 18 London cycling posts and videos. Cycleway planning and design are often regarded

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