Category Archive: cycling

Nov
23
2015

Cycling and Safety: change must take root in people’s minds

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  Last March I took part in a conference devoted to the promotion of cycling in Madrid. My presentation, in essay form, has now been published by World Transport: Policy and Practice. Herewith the abstract – This essay is a response to an invitation to provide an overview of the current state of cycling in …

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Sep
21
2013

Tom Vernon: Fat Man on a Bicycle

My old friend Tom Vernon has died aged 74. I was honoured to be asked by his wife Sally to write his obituary for the Guardian. Here it is – http://www.theguardian.com/media/2013/sep/18/tom-vernon

May
05
2011

Priorities

I’ve just had an email from the chair of the Bournemouth Cycling Forum with an interesting complaint. Local police are targeting “criminal” cyclists who cycle without lights and cycle on the pavement. He questions whether, in these straitened times, these should be police priorities. Does anyone have any evidence that cycling without lights is dangerous? …

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Oct
21
2009

Safety Fears Stop Bikes For Africa

This is one I have to share Found on an excellent website – http://www.copenhagenize.com/ 18 September 2009 “Here’s an appropriate little ‘wedgie’ in the Fear of Cycling series. The Isle of Wight County Press Online [big name for a little paper :-)] reports that the Hampshire Constabulary has cut off supplying unclaimed stolen bikes to …

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