Football matches at Portman Road banned due to congestion

Every match day or evening match at Portman Road there is significant congestion and air pollution increases in Ipswich. There have also been reports of parents getting stuck in the traffic and having to pull over to comfort their young baby until the traffic calmed down, with the town now being a no-go area on… Continue reading Football matches at Portman Road banned due to congestion

Cycle Ipswich Infrastructure Tour May 2015

On 30th May 2015, I led a Cycle Infrastructure Tour around Ipswich. It was an excellent day where we had people from Cambridge, London, and Edinburgh, along with locals including Andrea McMillan who is writing the Cycling Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for Ipswich Borough Council. There’s a route map shown at the bottom, and photos… Continue reading Cycle Ipswich Infrastructure Tour May 2015

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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