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The Great Big Business as Unusual Bike Blog Roundup

This was a slightly confusing week in which a car insurance firm got all excited about carless cities and Business Insider was posting its tips for cycling in New York (yes, they're a bit lame, but the fact that they're even in there is a start) and the US list of bicycle friendly businesses grew ever longer, triggering what migh

The Great Big Never Mind the Bikelanes, Feel the Bikelash Bike Blog Roundup

Eyecatching story of the week was undoubtedly Streetfilms' bikelash video and the implication that a certain amount of pushback was an inevitable part of the evolution of cycling policy and something you should be looking out for in your city.

The Great Big Entirely Non-Discriminatory Bike Blog Roundup

This week's storm-in-a-teacup award goes to Birmingham councillor Deirdre Alden for her headline-grabbing claim that cycling is a discriminatory form of transport as it disproportionately favours fit white men (while other councillors also raised concerns over plans for a free bike scheme).

The Great Big Back to School Bike Blog Roundup

With apologies to viewers in Scotland, where the kids have been back in school for aaages, the return to school of most pupils cast a bit of a spotlight on children and cycling - starting with this mini-tragedy in a graph - right across the UK kids would love to cycle to school, but instead are spending ever more time in cars. But who should we blame?

The Great Big Storm in a Dog Bowl Bike Blog Roundup

Before we kick off with this week's roundup, could you first just read this post about sustainable safety and then sign the petition (we'll wait). Thanks...

The Great Big it's Really not that Complicated Bike Blog Roundup

This week saw Transport for London unveil its latest attempt at a Dutch-style roundabout, leaving most people wondering why they were doing something so complicated (spoiler alert: the answer is "traffic flow" - despite the fact that 1/3 of that traffic is bikes) - when there's a much simpler solution that even the Americans can see is bet

The Great Big Peace'n'Love'n'Understanding Bike Blog Roundup

Welcome to the bumper two-for-the-price-of-one Bike Blog Roundup - we can't be the only ones who've returned from a week off to find that somehow more than a week's work has accumulated in our absence.

My Dream Cycleway

In this post, I'm going to try and define some qualities that I think make a great cycleway. Despite the title, there's nothing dream-like about them, they're all photos of real cycleways. Not all of the photos are perfect in every way, but they each have at least one positive quality that I think is important.

The focus of this blog post is the physical attributes of an urban cycleway, so I have left out other important and valuable measures such as mode filtering and route unravelling.

The Great Big What do Women Want? Bike Blog Round Up

Ah, it's always great to start the week with yet another 'why don't women cycle?' handwringer (for some it's simply because their cargo bike got stolen) - and Meg Hillier kicked things off in fine style in the Telegraph by apparently implying that what women really want is a slow lane, which the paper followed up with an

The Great Big Twirling Tunnocks Teacake Bike Blog Roundup

As Scots everywhere recover from the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, the world has come to Glasgow for a couple of weeks and discovered half the cycle lanes are closed - although at least the road closures don't apply to bikes - no wonder the Sri Lankan cycling team had to get a bit creative when it came to finding somewhere to train.


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