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How to integrate cycling with urban design: Copenhagenize

Copenhagenize: The Definitive Guide to Global Bicycle Urbanism by Mikael Colville-Andersen, Island Press, 2018, review by Tom Turner The great strength of this book is its focus on bicycle planning being an aspect of urban design. Illustrations support this point: the

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Bicycle network planning and design: in Edinburgh, Cambridge and London

Bicycle network planning should be based on: the principles of transport planning the principles of landscape urbanism This is because The full functionality of cycle ways, paths, lanes, routes etc is realised only when they form part of a well-planned

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Sustainable Mass Rapid Transit by light rail, bus and bicycle: a comparison

‘Rapid transit system’ is a term used for rail, bus and cycle networks. For trips up to 5 miles (8 km) cycle networks transport more people in less time than rail or bus networks. eBikes operated on cycle networks further

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66.7% of cyclist fatalities in 2018 on TfL’s LCN London Cycle Network

In 2018, so far, nine cyclists have been killed in London and two thirds of these deaths were on routes signposted by Transport for London (TfL) as cycle routes. London has 9,215 miles of road and the London Cycle Network (LCN+) 

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Four truths about London cycling

 1. Cycling in London is unsafe. Everybody knows this. London has 3.6 times as many accidents/1000 cyclist commuters as Copenhagen. 2. The  London Cycle Network did almost nothing for the safety of London cyclists. I therefore look forward to its

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The TfL 2018 London Cycle Strategy is welcome but has 7 problems

  The 2018 Mayor’s Transport Strategy MTS includes a plan for a strategic cycle network. After work on  London Cycle Network Plus LCN+ stopped in 2018 TfL published plans for Superhighways and Quietways. The 2018 MTS is a development of

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London Cycle Strategy: review of what’s good and bad in Lewisham

I did the below Tweet after a bad experience at Lewisham Gateway. Then I read its 2017 Cycle Strategy and cycled more of the ‘Network’ cycle routes. My conclusions are set out in this video. Here is a video review of

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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

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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

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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

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