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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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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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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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16 Principles for Cycleway Network Planning

London is a great place to learn about planning cycle infrastructure Because it has made many mistakes and because of its recent success. It has learned what to do and what not to do. Drawn from London’s 84 years of

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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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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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