Videos of the Pedal on Parliament 2015 Speeches

This year I have created a series of videos of the speeches at the Pedal on Parliament rally, and I have made them available on YouTube. A full YouTube playlist is available. Introductions by David Brennan Briana Pegado, President of Edinburgh Students Union Derek Mackay Scotland Transport Minister Cameron Buchanan, Conservative Party Sarah Boyack, Labour… Continue reading Videos of the Pedal on Parliament 2015 Speeches

Suffolk Roadsafe to bring road safety campaign to many more travellers

After complaints about significantly increased levels of aggression on the roads, I’ve heard about some radical new plans by Suffolk’s Roadsafe team to make sure that their education programme gets to every road user in Suffolk. The poster campaigns, tv adverts, the website, and road shows are only allowing them to talk to a very small… Continue reading Suffolk Roadsafe to bring road safety campaign to many more travellers

Can I claim to councils after cycling on poorly maintained cycle paths?

Councils are often paying out to motor vehicle drivers for damage to vehicles, sometimes with courts being involved. There are several websites giving advice on how to claim for damage, including the government and councils‘ own websites. As someone who passed my driving test a decade ago and was priced out the market by the insurance… Continue reading Can I claim to councils after cycling on poorly maintained cycle paths?

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London Wall/Museum of London roundabout changes only protect left turning cyclists

A week ago I was cycling along London Wall and past the Museum of London roundabout, and noticed some changes with paint and traffic cones. As you arrive at the roundabout you choose which side of the cones to go on depending on whether you are turning left or taking the straight on or right… Continue reading London Wall/Museum of London roundabout changes only protect left turning cyclists

The rise of the parent of young children cycle campaigner

Over the past few years I’ve noticed a huge rise in the number of parents, particularly of younger pre-teenage children getting involved with cycle campaigning. This was particularly evident in the discussions at the November 2014 Cycle Ipswich meeting, where several parents commented about the problems that they have with cycling locally with children. One… Continue reading The rise of the parent of young children cycle campaigner

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The Suffolk Cycling Strategy that lacks ambition

Back in June 2014 Suffolk County Council released their Suffolk Cycling Strategy. It has some good and expected bits that I can’t complain about, such as why people should cycle, however it’s rather lacking in detail and vision on how to get more people cycling. The how is relegated to a 1 page table of actions and outcomes… Continue reading The Suffolk Cycling Strategy that lacks ambition

Using my Brompton for collecting images for Mapillary

Mapillary is a new project to allow people to collect street view like images easily with their smartphone or other camera. It means that if you want to have street view images of some cycle path or footpath you can easily add it, unlike with Google’s street view. To make it easier to collect the… Continue reading Using my Brompton for collecting images for Mapillary

Desire to aimlessly cycle test

Having been to many places now, I’ve started noticing a pattern of a particular itch or tingly feeling I get in my legs to hop on the bike and cycle somewhere, potentially aimlessly. Cycling aimlessly involves hopping on the bike and just randomly cycling wherever looks good. This desire usually comes from the quality of… Continue reading Desire to aimlessly cycle test

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