London’s Mayor Boris Johnson has made his position clear on Blackfriars Bridge, a subject that has become a major subject of campaigning for a more cycling-friendly city: Question No: 1750 / 2011 John Biggs: Would you support a 20MPH limit throughout the junction? Written answer from the Mayor, received on 13 July 2011: A temporary [...]
Each year on the roads of this country upwards of 2,000 people are killed and many tens of thousands more are injured in road crashes. The perception of danger is one of the most common reasons people have for not riding a bicycle. Why do we, as a society, tolerate this level of carnage? What [...]
In the studio is Bike Show regular ‘Buffalo’ Bill Chidley, who brings news of London’s burgeoning bicycle polo scene (note imminent rebranding as ‘urban bike hammer ball’). The London Open 2011 is on 30-31st July. Steve Evans, a bicycling paramedic from the Liverpool Century RC, gives some excellent practical advice on how to provide immediate [...]
Here you see one of the Mayor of London’s flagship cycling policies, known as cycle superhighways. They’re great, aren’t they? They darn well should be. The first two cost £22 million. That buys a lot of blue paint. More here. And here.
Jenny Jones is a member of the London Assembly and is standing as the Green Party’s candidate in the 2012 London Mayoral elections. We ride from her home in Walworth/Peckham borders to City Hall and discuss cycling, liveable cities and the future of the Green Party.
You may not have heard of Norman Baker. He is the member of parliament for the town of Lewes in East Sussex. He is also a junior minister in the Department of Transport. Among his responsibilities is the promotion of cycling. Admirably, he cycles himself – he’s not one of those ‘do what I say, [...]
The SE1 community website reports on the killing of a cyclist in Bermondsey, on Tanner Street, this lunchtime. Earlier in the day, a lorry killed a pedestrian in Brixton, on Acre Lane. Two awful collisions between very large and heavy vehicles and the most vulnerable road users. Almost certainly, both deaths were avoidable. When will [...]