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Blog Roundup: policy bash special

An early roundup this week because the weekend will be taken up with plotting in our secret bunker (actually Kensington Town Hall - who knew?). The preparations have been many and various in blogland and beyond. Manchester Cycling proposed an experiment to set the arguments to rest for once and for all.

No More Cycling Revolutions - Bruce McVean


London’s cycling revolution was launched in 2010 with the aim that by 2026 5% of journeys would be made by bike. A distinctly unambitious target (5% is the current European average for cycling mode share) that may yet prove to be unrealistic, cycling continues to limp along at just 2% of journeys. If you took away the significant number of cyclists who primarily use their bike to commute then I suspect cycling levels would be so low as to be almost non-existent. London is a long way off being a cycling city.

Blog Roundup 3/2012

Before we get started with the Blog Roundup proper, can I just direct your attention to our Policy Bash next weekend - and more importantly our virtual policy bash for all you clever bloggers who won't be able to make it on the days.

Blog Roundup 2/2012

OK, before you get too comfortable settling down and reading this, today is your last chance to join the 1200 people who've signed the petition to the WI rejecting calls for compulsory helmet laws before it goes off so please go and do that - and if you're not sure what it's all about read this.

Blog Roundup - first of 2012

Hello and welcome to the first Cycling Embassy bike blog round up of the year. Can it really be 2012 already? Manchester Cycling kicks it off by getting out the crystal ball and looking back at the year that wasn’t (yet).

New Year Message From The Chair

Last January, I decided to call a meeting to launch the idea of a Cycling Embassy to promote the idea of better cycle infrastructure design and implementation. As the Internet was able to bring home the bicycle riding experiences of people overseas, I started to consider my own experiences campaigning at local and national level and how futile it seemed in the context of a country that’s not only wedded to the motor car but seemed to view any other mode as an obstacle to progress resulting in street designs utterly hostile to anything without an engine.

The Almost Christmas Bike Blog Roundup ...

Welcome to the last CEoGB Bike blog round up of the year as we’ll be taking a bit of a Christmas break for the next fortnight.

Blog Roundup (8)

Well, I’d rather hoped that this week would be all about sharing some new-to-me blogs, the discovery of which is one of the minor perks of doing this weekly roundup. Such as the blog of Josie Dew, adventurer and cyclist, who is now taking on the dangerous beasts of the UK countryside, its drivers (and I’m still not entirely sure whether ‘Nihola Gay’ is a brilliant or slightly sick name for a cargo bike.

Blog (and a bit of local newspaper) roundup (7)

A week that begun in great high spirits with the annual London Tweed Run (sorry, Ralph Lauren Tweed Run) and a … well we’re not quite sure what it was in Dublin but it looked fun, ended once more with the all too familiar story as reports the death of yet another female cyclist at the

Blog Roundup (6)

This week was Road Safety Week, so let’s start with Magnatom using up another of his nine lives (in a nice touch, the driver slowed and gave a little wave at him – perhaps he had seen his little confessional earlier) (and if you missed the fact that it was Road Safety Week, you are not alone: it seems most drivers missed the memo, even trying to take out our own pr


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