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The Great Big Vote Early and Vote Often Bike Blog Roundup

With the last few days of the election campaign looming, it's no surprise that attempts to marshall the cycling vote have dominated the week.

The Great Big Only Connect Bike Blog Roundup

It seemed this week that the mantra 'build it and they will come' got a bit of a codicil - 'once it forms a decent network' - certainly Auckland seems to be experiencing network effect as disjointed bits of infastructure start to connect up, as is San Francisco and so might be New York if only the authorities got round to releasi

The Great Big Cusp of a Revolution? Bike Blog Roundup

OK, so maybe that's an exaggeration, but it's true that we seem to stand at a crossroads here in the UK, between business as usual or a genuine transformation of our streets for the better.

The Great Big Fact or Fiction Bike Blog Roundup

Ah, the beginning of April, where any blog-rounder-upper has to tread warily for fear of being caught by the all too plausible spoof - or dismissing a true story for fear it's too far-fetched.

Confessions of a Reluctant Lycra Lout

This is a guest post from Tom Gatehouse, who lives and works in London. You can contact him at

The Great Big Designed to Fail Bike Blog Roundup

Well, Janette Sadik-Khan might have declared the bike wars over last week - but there seem to be plenty more skirmishes to fight if this week is anything to go by. It should hardly need to be said, but well-designed cycling infrastructure shouldn't depend on well-behaved cyclists - in fact it's because some people behave like idiots that good design is needed.

The Great Big You Rode the Bike Lane now Buy the Book Bike Blog Roundup

This week, with Janette Sadik-Khan promoting her new book, there were plenty of reminders of what cities can do with a sufficiently ambitious leadership (although not everyone has got the memo that the bike wars are over.

The Great Big Here Comes Everybody Bike Blog Roundup

It was meant as a snide remark but peoople like 'Madge' - and not just Madge are exactly the sort of users we should be welcoming seeing on London's new cycle superhighways, as well as four-year-olds on the Bearsway.

The Great Big Cycling Backlash Roundup

Back in 2014, Transport for London’s Cycling Commissioner Andrew Gilligan presciently argued

Design principles for mass cycling - Embassy Policy

This is a draft version of our policy position on general design principles for cycling. We welcome comments below!

Executive Summary

The conditions required for mass cycling are well known: people are likely to choose cycling for their journey if they believe their route will be safe, comfortable and convenient.


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