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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

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

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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