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25 July 2012 - 9:14am
Mixed messages for cycle safety in London
Cyclists have clear priority at this junction in Copenhagen
Transport for London's announcement of plans to complete 50 cycle-friendly junction improvements by the end of 2013 (including ten by the end of 2012) is very welcome. However, the Mayor's draft road safety strategy, launched the same day, is itself very much in need of a "cycle-friendly redesign".
20 July 2012 - 12:05pm
BMA calls for health to drive transport policy
BMA calls for health, not the economy, to drive transport policy
The British Medical Association's hard-hitting new report on Transport and Health calls for traffic restraint, challenging walking and cycling targets, improved provision for walking and cycling, 20mph speed limits, and health sector action to promote active travel. Will the Government take note?
13 July 2012 - 4:29pm
Health journal highlights ‘inactivity pandemic’
Health journal The Lancet has highlighted a global inactivity “pandemic”, highlighting both the scale of the problem and the evidence of what works to tackle it.
22 June 2012 - 10:21am
Talking cycling to Northern Ireland’s politicians, planners and the public
Mike McKillen, Mai-Britt Kristensen and Roger Geffen at Stormont castle
Wednesday was one of the most meeting-packed days I can remember, with 2 Ministers, one parliamentary select committee, a presentation to some traffic planners, a visit to a cycle-friendly school and a public meeting all in one day!
28 May 2012 - 2:02pm
More cyclists = bad news, suggests silly press release
Apparently lots of cyclists means 'cycle unfriendly' according to new research
According to a new 'study' put together by a PR company, the fewer cyclists there are the more 'cycle friendly' a town is. This is exactly the thinking that has held back cycling for so long.
28 May 2012 - 12:51pm
Why won't cyclists take the lane?
Riders keeping in to the kerb
The middle of the carriageway is often the safest position for a cyclist to be in on a minor or quiet road, or where the road bends sharply. But why do so many cyclists insist on keeping in to the kerb?
25 May 2012 - 8:09pm
Boris is wildly wrong to claim that 2/3 serious and fatal cycling injuries are due to law-breaking
Graph showing who the police think contributes to cycle fatalities
London Mayor Boris Johnson has said he thinks 62% of cyclists who are killed or seriously injured are breaking the law. Police data show he is wildy wrong.
24 May 2012 - 4:23pm
The RAC says “Drivers need help” – and they’re right!
83% of drivers admit speeding regularly, yet 92% say they are law-abiding
The RAC has just published a survey of motorists’ views, and it makes for interesting reading.
22 May 2012 - 12:29pm
Riding to work - does it really save time?
A rider takes it easy on the way to work
The theory goes that cycling can be faster than driving for shortish urban journeys of around five miles - a perfect commuting distance. But is it true when cycling provides so many opportunities for distraction?
14 May 2012 - 2:35pm
IAM feeds the tabloids with spurious claims of red light jumping cyclists
Occupying an advanced stop line is also technically 'jumping a red light'
Both the Guardian and BikeBiz have broken an embargoed press release from the Institute of Advanced Motorists claiming that the majority of cyclists jump red lights.
10 May 2012 - 10:46am
Why not ride in the middle of the road?
A typical cycle lane
The Daily Mail asked "Is this the dumbest cycle lane in Britain? Blundering workmen paint path in the MIDDLE of busy road". CTC's Greg Woodford explains why sometimes it is OK to cycle in the middle of the road.
20 March 2012 - 1:11pm
Every day is different - why I ride to work all year round
Why I like cycle commuting
Why I like cycle commuting.
17 February 2012 - 11:02am
London town centres: cyclists and pedestrians are more important than car users
Cycle parking inside a shopping centre in the Netherlands
Research conducted by Transport for London has revealed that although cyclists and pedestrians spend less per visit than car users, they visit more often and therefore tend to spend more per week.

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