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Bike Blogging with Mark Ames of ibikelondon / Jan Gehl / Eric Pickles MP

Mark Ames writes ibikelondon, one of the best of London’s blossoming bike blogs. We discuss the city planning ideas of Jan Gehl, the intellectual godfather of Copenhagenization. We hear what British Cabinet minister Eric Pickles MP has to say about cycling and Mark (pictured, above, with two devoted readers) gives his top tips for aspiring […]

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A Christmas Stocking: Apprenticeships, L’Eroica and

In the last show before Christmas, Jacqui Shannon reports on new opportunities for paid bike mechanic apprenticeships and Matt Sparkes files a report from Italy on L’Eroica, the annual vintage cyclosportive (pictured, left). Civic hackers Greg Whalin and Richard Pope talk about, Greg’s website for crowd-sourcing bicycle lane violations.

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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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Talking Le Tour with Paul Fournel

An extended, hour long edition of the show featuring French writer, poet, cyclist and cultural ambassador Paul Fournel (pictured). We stroll from the French House in Soho to the Rapha Cycle Club in Clerkenwell, to visit an exhibition of a hundred years of racing bicycles. The exhibition runs for two more weeks and is well […]

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London Assembly Member Jenny Jones rides the Cycle Superhighway

Jenny Jones asks all the right questions. Good, campaigning stuff from the Green Party Assembly member.

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Cyclists and lorries don’t mix: this week’s evidence

Not much text needed to accompany these photographs taken yesterday on the streets of Southwark and posted on the SE1 Forum. Exhibit A: Lorry and cyclist collide on Borough High Street, junction of Dover Street. Keltbray services the Shard construction site and one of its lorries killed a London cyclist back in March, just a […]

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