Category Archives: Richmond

20mph probably won’t make Twickenham any safer, or any different.

In a data set the council released a few weeks ago, we now know that, in 2008, most traffic speeds through Twickenham, when not queuing, peaks at 42kph (~26mph) in two locations, but rarely makes it to the 32kph (20mph) … Continue reading

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You will not be trained for Richmond’s cycling revolution!

Today I was discussing cycling with someone who would dearly like to cycle to school with her daughter. Aside from issues around the routes available to her, we talked about training. Three years ago I did a level 3 Bikeability … Continue reading

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Small children and other pedestrians are not overly welcome here

Not far from my house is a large Sainsbury’s branch. On one of the exits – recently widened and adjusted to accommodate a new bus stop and exit, is a zebra crossing. Beside the zebra crossing is a nice sign, … Continue reading

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We’re improving Richmond station … for cars!

A gem I missed at the time. When announcing the agreement to improve Richmond station’s forecourt, our Cabinet member for Highways said: “When it [the station forecourt upgrade] is finished, Richmond will have the modern spacious gateway local people and … Continue reading

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NEW: Richmond has a slogan for cycling!

Richmond, it seems, has a slogan for cycling, and it goes like this: “More people cycling, more often, safely and for fun.” (see article below) Now I’d suggest that someone made that one up on the spot, since the Local … Continue reading

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£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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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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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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What won’t bring about mass cycling … ignoring the elephant on the table.

If you accept the views of some bloggers, there are many things that aren’t going to encourage mass uptake of cycling as a mode of transport. One that seems to be coming up quite frequently at the moment is the … Continue reading

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