Category Archives: bicycle

£220,000 on cycling in Richmond? What a fine thing!

Now I’d be the last person to be complaining about spending on cycle infrastructure, but I have a couple of big questions on this one: – Other cycle hubs are talking about including a charge to park your bike. That … Continue reading

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“Cycling on the pavement is illegal (full stop)” (Updated)

My local police don’t seem to think there might be circumstances under which you’d be Ok to ride on the pavement: Which is odd, because the borough is littered with little signs like this, up and down pavements: Now I … Continue reading

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“It’s just like when you get rear-ended, isn’t it?”

“So why isn’t there some rule that if you hit someone more vulnerable then you need to justify it, a bit like that rule about how if you rear-end someone in a car, it’s presumed to be your fault?” A … Continue reading

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Investment worked in Copenhagen – why won’t politicians make the case here?

A while ago Copenhagen began spending serious money on making itself a nicer city. The outcome seems about as positive as you could possibly hope: “Investing in cycling lanes not only cuts CO2 emissions and improves citizens’ health and quality of life, … Continue reading

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Richmond’s transport plan: hot air, training, and electric charging points

Apparently, Richmond’s mayor approved version two of its local improvement plan (LIP2) on 14th December. There’s no full version available on the site it seems, so you’ll have to use the draft here. And the draft, which gasses on about … Continue reading

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Richmond Council thinking is as joined up as its cycling provision.

This is the consultation to implement an advisory cycle lane leading towards Richmond Bridge. And this is the calendar of meetings for the council’s Cycling Liaison Group. Someone in the council thinks that implementing new cycle facilities doesn’t need mentioning … Continue reading

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SuperBoris – changing London for the better by … re-sequencing traffic lights!

Richmond Tories “can now afford cabs thanks to Boris’ light re-sequencing” according to the farcical back boris site. Although it really does take a stretch of the imagination to wonder how the cost of a fare will materially change with … Continue reading

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