Archive | September, 2010

Are TfL’s cycling promotion campaigns worth the money?

From the Dutch government’s Bicycle Master Plan (1999): The Dutch citizen knows what a bicycle is and how to use it. The promotion of bicycle use does not require billboards, but instead adequate, suitable facilities. (via the ever-fiery Crap Cycling in Waltham Forest blog) After questions to the Mayor from Richard Tracey AM, we learn […]

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Mayor’s Cycling Questions and Answers: September 2010

Again, thanks to Ian in the office of London Assembly member Jenny Jones for compiling and sending through this digest of the month’s questions on cycling to the Mayor, and his answers. It’s a bumper crop.

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In praise of Le Prof

Last week I was in France when it was announce that Laurent Fignon, two time winner of Le Tour de France (1983, 1984) and France’s last genuine superstar pro bike rider, had died of cancer, aged 50. His first win was in his Tour debut, aged just 22. Fignon was also the man who came […]

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