Embassy News

Save the Date: 27-28th of June, Embassy AGM 2015, in Leicester

Our AGM this year will be on the weekend of the 27th/28th June, in the city of Leicester.
Please see our Lanyrd page to let us know if you're coming!

Cycle path Leicester

The Holmes Report into Shared Space

Today sees the publication of Lord Holmes' report into the effect of 'shared space' street redesigns on blind and partially-sighted people.

With this in mind, it's worth emphasising that many of the difficulties that these groups have with these layouts are shared – in slightly different ways – by people cycling, reflecting the way in which these environments often fall short of genuine inclusivity.

Disabled cyclists in England: imagery in policy and design

A new article from Kevin Hickman of Wheels for Wellbeing (who is also on the Cycling Embassy board) has been published in Urban Design and Planning, a journal of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Kevin's paper looks at the imagery of cycling – specifically disabled cycling – and how it is represented in cycling policy and design guidance, containing an analysis of the imagery in recent documents.

Cycling Embassy AGM in Leicester, this weekend

This Saturday and Sunday the Cycling Embassy of Great Britain will be visiting the city of Leicester for our AGM.

Newarke Street track Leicester

Embassy response to Westminster's Cambridge Circus Consultation

Westminster's consultation on public realm changes to Cambridge Circus closes on Friday 8th May. A TfL Quietway runs through this junction. Our response to Westminster's proposed changes is below.

Embassy response - Waterloo to Greenwich Quietway, Tower Bridge Junction

The plans for this junction are needlessly complicated, and involve pushing people cycling and walking into conflict.

Tower Bridge Road Quietway junction

Just the first step

Last week saw the approval of the high profile East-West and North-South Superhighway routes in London, along with upgrades to the dangerous Superhighway 2 and more.

The Embassy welcomes these advances. We have, since we formed just over four years ago, championed the need for radical step change in design, and political leadership to deliver truly safe cycling for everyone, and this is a major step towards those goals. However, there is so much more that needs to be done in London, and, just as importantly, across Britain.

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