This week there was further examination of the census data, with David Hembrow arguing that exaggeration may be harmful, while Drawing Rings Around the World looked at where cycling growed (and did not grow) in London between 2001 and 2011. Sam Saunders used the census data to show how Bristol - with only 1 in 20 commuters using a bicycle to get to work - stands out ahead of other large British cities.
While the fall-out from Newsnight Scotland's item on 'Going Dutch' continued, with both Magnatom and Sally Hinchcliffe expressing their frustration, in the Netherlands itself, Mark Wagenbuur calmly cycled to the dentist. Kats Dekker took a look at similar clarity and coherence of bicycle routes in Germany.
Back in the UK, Andrew Reeves-Hall received an unambiguous response from Norman Baker on the subject of the priority of cycle tracks across side roads, while the Ranty Highwayman provided us with some excellent examples of little things to improve cycling and walking. There are also some good and bad examples of shared space, as shown to us by Countercyclical.
Karl McCracken gave us a dummies guide to why he does and doesn't wear a cycle helmet. Chester Cycling provided some more Brompton maintenance and servicing tips and, in a similar vein, Lovely Bicycle has some advice for keeping your saddle dry. There were many more winter problems for Help, My Chain Came Off!; perhaps we just need to put the fun back into cycling.
Over in Cambridgeshire, Cottenham Cyclist had some trouble getting the police to do anything at all after a road rage incident. But there's some good news in the City of London, as Countercyclical reports, with Stonecutter Street soon to be closed to through motor traffic. In Ely, it looks like some Section 106 money from Sainsbury's is going to be spent on removing cobbles and installing more cycle parking.
Kennington People on Bikes considers why our streets are so uninviting for children, perhaps one of the knock-on effects of our history of 'no surrender' cycle campaigning, whilst Mark Ames looks at the process of filling in the blanks in our knowledge of how to navigate cities, and how the bicycle is an obvious means of doing so. On the subject of maps, they've come up with a novel way of colour-coding them in Austin, Texas. If dazzling lights are increasingly a problem, however, we might not even be able to read maps at all.
Meanwhile Dave Horton talks about a bridge, and what it represents in the wider context of attempting to Get Britain Cycling. At that same inquiry, Chris Boardman told us we need to address the environment for cycling. Another bicycling celebrity, Mark Beaumont, will be supporting Pedal On Parliament again this year, while Liveable Whitchurch sets out an agenda for cycling in 2013 in the context of developments in 2012.
In New York, the Invisible Visible Man takes a terrifying trip to Staten Island, asking what we might do for cycling where nobody cycles. There are some more relaxing pictures of social cycling from BikePeaceNYC, while Brooklyn Spoke considers why the candidates to succeed Bloomberg are so lukewarm on cycling infrastructure, and Bikesnob just wants to get somewhere without making a big f*cking sweaty countercultural deal about it (he's also busy shooting a video).
The London Assembly votes for more funding for cycling in London, praising Edinburgh in the process - although maybe Edinburgh isn't quite all it's cracked up to be. And despite the possibility of more funding, 'Going Dutch' in Greenwich seems to be coming up against obstacles.
Cyclists in the City look at new design guidance in Dublin, while there's further visualisation of how the space in the city's quays might be used. There's also some advice on how to build a better bike lane from across the Atlantic.
The Danes, meanwhile, probably don't need all that much help; they've decided to build a snake - a bicycle snake, as Copenhagenize shows. In Los Angeles, it's not a snake but a dog (or rather, taking one for a walk) that has produced some insights into the way motor vehicles makes us behave.
Finally, continuing the animal theme, perhaps we should even turn all pedestrians into zebras - a reflection (excuse the pun) on the fact that cyclists in New Zealand might have to become permanently dayglo (apparently it's a 'no brainer'.)