Embassy News - 2011

Cycle Infrastructure Tour: day three

Our third – and sadly last – day took us to Groningen, a thirty kilometre cycle ride into the city with probably the highest modal share of cycling in the whole of the Netherlands. This really is a sight to see, as we sat in the central square for lunch and just watched the parade of cyclists and pedestrians streaming past us – and the organised, and not so organised chaos of a large city centre that’s dominated by bikes.

Cycle Infrastructure Tour: day two

We’ve had another busy day today looking at the cycling conditions in and around Assen: a bit of a mixed bag, from a woonerf (home zone, or residential area where all traffic including bikes has to move at walking pace) to an industrial estate, to a shopping centre, to a bit of a dash back to the town centre along a busy road lined with large stores and car dealerships – and not once have we felt stressed, harassed or endangered by cars, trucks or buses, despite a still-imperfect grasp of which way to look when crossing the street.

Cycle Infrastructure Tour: day one

The Cycling Embassy Dutch infrastructure tour started officially today with around 40km of extremely relaxed cycling around some of the high spots of Assen’s infrastructure.

Infrastructure Study Tour Departs

Next week, seven members of the Cycling Embassy of Great Britain will be visiting the Netherlands to investigate Dutch cycling infrastructure for themselves.

Understanding Walking and Cycling - Final Conference and report

Lancaster’s Understanding Walking and Cycling project has completed its work and, along with a final report (available from the website here) held two conferences in London and at Lancaster to discuss the findings.

Jim's Launch Speech

For those who missed it:

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. Welcome to this launch and picnic for the Cycling Embassy of Great Britain.

Cycling Embassy Launch Success

A diverse bunch of cyclists gathered this weekend on the South Bank in London to celebrate the official launch of the Cycling Embassy of Great Britain. We were joined by a representative of the Dutch Embassy (the real one!) who was happy to see an Embassy starting up rather than closing down for once. Jim Davis gave a short speech and then the real business of the day started – a bike ride and a picnic.

Press Release: Britain should build Dutch-style cycle tracks says new cycling campaign - Cycling Embassy of Great Britain launches in London‏


Britain should build Dutch-style cycle tracks says new cycling campaign
Cycling Embassy of Great Britain launches in London

A new national campaign will launch on SATURDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER in London, which seeks to create conditions that will bring about mass cycling in the UK.

Official Launch Saturday 3rd September, South Bank

It’s on! The official Cycling Embassy of Great Britain launch is happening on Saturday the 3rd of September. As the next day is the London Sky Ride, many of us will also be out in force to spread the news then as well. Please join us!

London Cycling Campaign members have voted for 'Going Dutch'

London Cycling Campaign members have voted for ‘Going Dutch’ to be their main campaign theme in the run-up to the 2012 Mayoral Election. Over half of all members who voted chose the Going Dutch theme, making it the clear winner.

More details from the LCC website here:


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