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The Great Big 'it's the Environment, Stupid' Bike Blog Roundup

This week we learned not that active travel (among other things) will not only save the planet but also solve our inactivity epidemic and help prevent 25,000 premature deaths from air pollution.

Embassy response to Hills Road/Huntingdon Road Cycling Scheme

The plains for changes to Hills Road and Huntingdon Road represent a promising step-change in the way cycling is designed for on main roads in Cambridge. The principle of separating cycle traffic from motor traffic on this kind of road is exactly the right approach.

The Great Big April Fool! Blog Roundup

It was April Fool's Day this week, and that provided an opportunity for Maidstone On Bike to have some fun, at Transport for London's expense, with a parody version of cycling infrastructure for Parliament Square that unfortunately isn't actually all that different from what is often provided...

The Great Big Spring Forward Bike Blog Roundup

A Numbers Game

It's hard not to feel a little cheery as the days lengthen, and spring arrives with a chance to sample some country courtesy after the grind of the city.

Sustainable Safety (Duurzaam Veilig)

We're very pleased to present a post by Paul James of Pedestrianise London, on the subject of Sustainable Safety - the Dutch approach to road and street design that reduces danger, and improves accessibility and mobility for all, regardless of their mode of transport.

 

The UK has a 1960s road network, a network designed for an age when the motor vehicle was the future of transportation, and its negative attributes were poorly understood.

Response to TfL's proposed changes in King's Cross

Transport for London's proposed changes to the road network around King's Cross are disjointed, half-hearted and almost entirely sub-standard - well below the quality required to encourage more people to cycle in London.

The Great Big Hope Springs Eternal Bike Blog Roundup

Perhaps it's the tentative return of spring in the northern hemisphere (despite the realisation that there's really no space for cycling along London's most popular routes), but we're feeling a little optimistic this week.

The Great Big Watch Out, It's An Armadillo! Blog Roundup

Armadillos are armour-plated creatures - perhaps their plastic cousins could do with that degree of thick-skinned protection, given the criticism they're coming in for over the last week. The Alternative Department for Transport thinks they're the Emperor's New Infrastructure - popular because they're cheap.

The Great Big Every Day should be International Women's Day Bike Blog Roundup

We're a bit late to the party here, but it was nice to see International Women's day getting some bike love, with a series of blogs on the LCC site from women about what space for cycling means for them - from Rachel Aldred, Cathy Bussey, Kerene Fussell and more - check them all hout here.

A View from the Drawing Board - Turbogate

Another guest blog in our series from a traffic engineer, A View from the Drawing Board. Previous posts can be found here and here. This blog addresses some aspects of the plan to install a 'Turbo Roundabout' in Bedford. 

 

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