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They built it, and they didn't come - the lesson of Milton Keynes

To those who point to the provision of cycle paths alongside roads with high volumes of traffic, or with high speed limits, as one of the principle ingredients of Dutch cycle policy - an ingredient that serves, partly, to explain why the Dutch cycle in such large numbers - some UK cycle campaigners opposed to such paths have a ready retort.

'They built it in Milton Keynes, and they didn't come.'

This is, of course, the large New Town where urban planners

The Great Big Pedalling Protest Blog roundup

OK, I thought I knew what the big story was going to be this week, with the Embassy's own Jim Davis reminding us to get out from behind our screens for Saturday's joint protests in London and Edinburgh.

The Great Mid-April Bike Blog Roundup

Right, before you get too comfy and settle down to read this, some dates for your diary, with Climate Rush's Spring Clean on Thursday and, of course, the 28th April, whether you're in London, Edinburgh or Rome.

The Almost Miraculous Easter Bike Blog Roundup

Ah, Easter, beloved by cyclists everywhere as a chocolate fest, not to mention the whole miraculous rising from the dead thing. And let's start with the resurrection side of things, with Beauty and the Bike to rise again, and Darlovelo given a new lease of life, courtesy of Darlo Bike Girl's resurrected biking mojo.


As promised in my earlier review of the French city of Strasbourg, here is my report on Paris, a city that I found rather less civilised for cycling than the Alsatian one.

The Great Big April Fool Blog Roundup

Well, top marks to the government for the biggest (if a little premature) April fool of them all: the great-fuel-crisis-that-never-was (and look who they have to send to close down a petrol station).

Going Dutch in Strasbourg

This is a cross-post from As Easy As Riding A Bike

The Great British Summertime Bike Blog Roundup

Hooray, winter's over, it's British summer time at last (and for once the Weather gods have got the memo) with cyclists (and bloggers) everywhere coming out of hibernation.

Blog Roundup 11/2012

Well, it's Mother's Day - and while I'd love to be putting together a grand mother-themed blog roundup this week, unfortunately mother-and-cycling blog posts were a little thin on the ground, possibly because mothers don't cycle much here because cycling in the UK is still something fit men with no dependents mainly do or, more likely, because mums are mostly too busy to blog. Are you a cycling mum? Did we miss you and your fantastic blog? Let us know in the comments

NY and Philly on a Bike

When I was planning this trip, I had intended to spend as much of my time as possible in New York on a bike. Then everything else I still wanted to do and the cost of hiring a bike as opposed to gadding about on the subway got in the way. Renting a bike in NY is not cheap – this is a city that will benefit massively from its proposed bike share scheme.


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