Tuesday, September 21, 2021

(19) Utrecht: Planning for People & Bikes, Not for Cars - YouTube

(19) Utrecht: Planning for People & Bikes, Not for Cars - YouTube

I've cycled in Utrecht - it's very flat. As you can see from the video if you have segregated cycle routes you can create a fabulous popular, zero carbon, healthy, dense high capacity travel route. 

I liked the cycle streets - letting the cars (safely )  on the cycle strips. It helps solve the problem of surrounding buildings with cycling access ( good ) but isolating a building from say Ambulance access ( bad). 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Paris is young again.


Paris is young again.


This is an amazing video that I never thought would happen. Around the UK and clearly Paris there is a movement to come out of lockdown with more space given over to cycling. 

here is hoping it's going to last. 


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Why protected bike lanes are more valuable than parking spaces



The 9th Avenue pilot.

'The parking protected lane'



retail sales went up 49%.

Needs to be reliable.

Count how many families use the.



Naturally I would argue that you don't have to give up space with elevated systems. I'm also voting to provide shelter to.


Monday, August 13, 2018

Why Isn't Cycling Normal in London?











A very eloquent and informative review of cycling in London. I think it makes every argument that we have made on the blog. My take-home notes on this are.









  1. We need to put cycle routes in where they are needed. 
    1. So we need tools to figure out where cycling is needed. 
    2. The failure of the Norman Foster scheme and Stevenage is that it's taking advantage whats avaiable not what is nessassasry. 
  2. I'm not sure about the push argument. 
    1. Naturally, with systems like the Shweeb ( cycle monorail) you can introduce huge capacity  where you need it. 
Well worth watching - Enjoy.