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Evidence roundup - the importance of infrastructure in enabling cycling

For this week's roundup we've compiled another of our 'one off' specials - we've previously looked at the evidence for shopping on the high street and how designing for walking and cycling actually boosts business.

This week we are looking at the evidence for the importance of cycling infrastructure, particularly when it increasing cycling levels, and the effectiveness of different kinds of interventions.

Barriers to Cycling

The Great Big Bikes not Bombs Bike Blog Roundup

In an increasingly uncertain world, one thing is certain: bike lanes cost a lot less than bombs and deliver (if you'll pardon the pun) more bang for the buck, as long as the 'bang' you want is things like savings on health care.

The Great Big Changing Minds not Just Streets Bike Blog Roundup

We're taking a step back this week on the bike blog roundup and asking how we can change not just our streets but our car-dependent mindsets so that all of our rational, well-evidenced arguments don't just fall on deaf ears, and we can recognise that what for some are the worst places to live are in fact the best - as long a

The Great Big No Fool Like an Old Fool Bike Blog Roundup

Pity your poor blog roundup compiler at this time of year when all blog posts have to be scrutinised for inherent implausibility as well as read, bookmarked and digested into a pithy sentence - anyway, call us kill joys but we're pretty certain that Birmingham cyclists won't be using an app to trigger a green light, and nor will horses and bikes be appearing on the motorway hard shoulder any tim

The Great Big Congestion-busting Blog Roundup

We start this week with something that isn't at all surprising to cycle campaigners - that building new roads only provides a short-term fix to congestion, with those new roads rapidly filling up with new car trips.

The Great Big Sincerest Form of Flattery Bike Blog Roundup

When Gandhi (or was it Einstein) said, "First they ignore us, then they ridicule us, then they fight us, then we win", he missed out a vital interim stage, where they copy our tactics: if last week we had guerrilla action creating bike lanes, this week it was the anti-cyclist forces making their own interventions on the streets and even harnessing cute children to pr

the Great Big Plumbing the Depths Bike Blog Roundup

Last week we reported about the guerrilla bike lane plumbers - this week we learned that their DIY protection had been made permanent while People for Bikes tracked down the initially anonymous team behind it, who know a thing or two about savvy stunts.

The Great Big Moving People not Cars Bike Blog Roundup

If there was a theme this week, it was about the need to think about moving people not cars - because thinking about cars alone has repeatedly scarred our cities without ever easing congestion, endangered the lives of pedestrians - and as driving gets cheaper

The Great Big This is your Brain in Traffic Bike Blog Roundup

There wasn't much of an overarching theme this week, but with news that UK drivers are spending four days a year looking for parking spots, and Cardiff's drivers are spending 9% of their time stuck in traffic, we did wonder what all that traffic was doing to people's minds, whatever their mode of transport.

The Great Big Pedal Power to the People Bike Blog Roundup

Last week cyclists were taking to the streets - and that looks set to continue with local elections looming in May with Pedal on Parliament spreading to three cities in Scotland and aiming to be the biggest ever.


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