Richard the Cycling Gardener

Local organic gardener ditches van to help tackle climate breakdown For immediate release Richard MacKenzie: hello@richardthegardener.co.uk  A local organic gardener was moved to tears when he saw thousands of school students marching…
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Implementing Liveability: Clyde Loakes at Oxford Town Hall

Waltham Forest Deputy Leader Clyde Loakes speaks about implementing the only successful 'Mini Holland' scheme in London. Councillor Loakes is Deputy Leader of the Waltham Forest Borough Council. He will be speaking about the experience of…
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Traffic Evaporation

"You get the traffic you build for" is an axiom that all of Oxfordshire's localities should live by. Years of research conclude that building more roads generates additional traffic, and reducing the amount of road-space evaporates some traffic. This…
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Profile in Courage: Waltham Forest Cllr Clyde Loakes

Waltham Forest Councillor Clyde Loakes (pictured) delivered this speech at the Healthy Streets conference in London, 2018. His speech was transcribed on Twitter by Chris Kenyon (@boxbikelondon). (Click here for the original Twitter thread.)…
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Tavistock Place, Camden (London)

The "Inspector's Report on the Torrington Place to Tavistock Place Public Inquiry" was released on May 18 and is available here. This is an officer's report on the (extended) experimental traffic order making this roadway one-way, thereby…
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Pedal & Post

Did you know that Oxford is home to one of the biggest "last-mile" cargo-bike logistics operations in the UK? Pedal & Post has 10 cargo-bikes covering the entirety of the city every day.  
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More than 25% of disabled commutes in Cambridge are by bike

Riding a bike may be easier than walking for two-thirds of disabled cyclists, but they often remain invisible to society. Many don’t realise that more than a quarter of disabled commutes in this university city are made by bike. Guardian,…
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Fair-weather cycling?

Do people cycle in all seasons? In Copenhagen, pictured above, 75% of the city residents keep cycling through the winter months. This study of Swedish households found active-travel commuters "to be much less sensitive to weather changes…
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Stevenage's unloved bike lanes

The UK town of Stevenage (pop 88,000) famously built miles of segregated cycleways in the 1960s ... only to see them disused. Carlton Reid tells the story. Squint at Stevenage’s extensive 1960s protected cycleway network and you could…
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Dronning Street in Copenhagen

Car space on Dronning Louises Bridge in Copenhagen was reduced to increase space for cycling, pedestrians, and buses. The result was an increase in cycling by 60%, walking by 165%, bus use by 5%, and increase from 81,000 to 97,000 using the…
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Motorised traffic journey times after space-reduction

London's Cycle Superhighways (CSHs) offer one example of a reallocation of road space between cycles and cars. The graphs above and below indicate the impact on journey times for motorised traffic, as of November 2017. These are from Transport…