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This could be any UK town. Please help save cycling in Maidstone

This is a guest post from Maidstone On Bike.

Please send help.

Maidstone doesn’t have an organisation representing cycling in the town. Therefore when a proposal to remove the only safe river crossing for cyclists in Maidstone is approved, I need reinforcements to fight this.

The Great Big Induced Demand Bike Blog Roundup

It's been a bit of a mixed bag of a week in bike blog land, but one theme that stood out was the arrival of more evidence - if evidence were needed - that if you build it, they do come, from further digestion of last week's New Zealand study into the impact of investment in cycling to that and two more studies from Belgium and US on the same subject .

LCDS - Chapter 4, Junctions and Crossings

The Embassy will be discussing the draft London Cycling Design Standards this evening on Twitter - (hashtag #LCDSHour). We've already posted some thoughts on Chapters 1 and 2, and Chapter 3.

The Great Big Legacy, what Legacy? Bike Blog Roundup

As the Tour Yorkshire decants itself to France, and before the last of the knitted bunting has even been taken down, the shine is already coming off the supposed legacy, with news that £6 million of TfL's cycle safety budget had been blown on the London stage - while the schoolchildren of Lambeth haven't bought the hype, probably because

LCDS - Chapter 3, Cycle Lanes and Tracks

On Monday evening, from 8pm, the Embassy is going to be hosting a session discussing the new draft London Cycling Design Standards (LCDS), on Twitter (hashtag #LCDSHour). Katja Leyendecker has already provided an overview of the early chapters of LCDS, and in anticipation of Monday I'm going to give some initial thoughts on Chapter 3 - Cycle Lanes and Tracks, which covers cycle provision on links.

The Great Big Grand Depart Bike Blog Roundup

As 2.5 million people crowded onto the road verges of Yorkshire, demolishing the contention that cycling in any of its forms is something of interest to only a handful of cranks in this country, discussion of its legacy had already begun, even if some thought it only of limited relevance to the daily cyclist and that we should just enjoy it as the great bicycle race it is.

The Great Big Building Bridges Blog Roundup

It was a diverse week of blogging, but one significant theme emerged - that of building bridges. Both the physical ones, and the metaphorical ones!

Building bridges

LCDS - early chapters and verse

LCDS draft cover

The Great Big Too Busy Cycling Bike Blog Roundup

A sunny summer week, combined with some sort of a football tournament, meant a quietish week this week, with many people apparently too busy riding to blog except in Leeds (but then again, have you seen Leeds?) But summer also means bike events and protests so a few people dragged themselves indoors long enough to write up everything from Edinburgh's Naked(ish) bike ride

The Embassy's Brighton Infrastructure Safaris

On the weekend of the 7th and 8th June, the Embassy descended on Brighton for our AGM. As is always the case, the weekend was interspersed with 'infrastructure safaris' - gentle rides to take a look at what is (and what isn't) being done to make cycling a viable mode of transport, and a useful way to escape from meetings in a stuffy room on a sunny day. 


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