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Posts on Cycleways (+ see introduction to cycleways)

Landscape architects support the call for cycling infrastructure and a National Cycling Protest

Landscape architects care about cycling for 3 main reasons: many of us are cyclists, because we know it’s the fastest, healthiest, most sustainable and most economical transport mode ever invented we all care about a creating good urban/rural environments, saving

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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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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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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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Costing and phasing London’s Cycleway Network

Should London’s cycling infrastructure be planned for a mode share of  9% or 41%? And when should the plan be implemented? The TfL 2018 London Cycle Action Plan is strong on intentions, vague on phasing and vague on costings. So here’s

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Green the Redways: Copenhagenize the TfL Transport for London Road Network TLRN

    TfL should Copenhagenize London’s the TLRN (Transport for London Road Network. Copenhagenization means confiscating the warships of a defeated enemy, which is what the British did in 1807. Mikael Colville-Andersen uses ‘Copenhagenize’ to mean good cycle planning. I’ve been

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Should wearing cycle helmets be compulsory? No.

No. The below diagram from Copenhagenize illustrates the balance of expert opinion. A cycle helmet will save your life in a relatively low proportion of cycle accidents. So I wear one, except when the weather is too hot. When they

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Death on the TfL London Cycle Network in 2018

 This draft cannibalised for a post on cycle deaths The London Cycle Network LCN  is dead but unburied London cycling commissioner Will Norman declares in the video that ‘Cycling is very safe in London.’  But there are twice as

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