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The history of cycle network infrastructure planning in London

There have been three four main phases in London Cycle Network Planning 1930s: segregated cycle lanes beside new arterial roads Leslie Hore-Belisha was an innovative Minister of Transport, remembered for introducing pedestrian crossings, a 30 MPH speed limit in built

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Lecture on London Cycle Network Planning

Lecture by Tom Turner on 23rd April 2018, the LI London Branch The Landscape Urbanism Design Method should be applied to the problem of giving London the Cycleway Network it deserves: for getting from A-to-B, the aim should be to

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Jeremy Vine tells the truth about London cycle infrastructure, to the GLA London Assembly Transport Committee

London transport policy favours motor-power transport and discriminates against human-powered travel. This may be compared with official discrimination against women, gays and ethnic minorities at the start of the twentieth century. Jeremy Vine was interviewed by the London Assembly Transport

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Cycling in the 2018 New London Plan

Consultation on the New London Plan Friday ends 5pm on 2 March 2018. All comments will  then go to a government inspector. He will tell the GLA what it must do. So it is a great opportunity for cyclists to give their

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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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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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