Cycling and the continuing emancipation of women

Aunt Gerty to her dearest friends (and her many lovers) was what was termed a 'difficult women'. Taking inspiration from Alice Hawkins, she adopted the wearing of trousers on her bicycle, thus causing consternation and outrage even before she spoke a word, and she spoke a lot of words. Alice, her inspiration, was a suffragette. … Continue reading Cycling and the continuing emancipation of women

£2bn active travel revolution?

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has launched an ambitious plan to boost cycling and walking in England, with a commitment to creating thousands of miles of new protected bike lanes, cycle training for all, and the first ever zero-emission transport city. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: "From helping people get fit and healthy and lowering … Continue reading £2bn active travel revolution?

Growing support for a people first economic recovery

Councils all over the UK are facing up to the prospect of increasing pedestrian and cycling provision, but with different degrees of success.  The UK Government has offered  millions to help achieve this, but many councils seem to be very slow in putting any real infrastructure plans into action.  With the prospect of changing from a car dominated … Continue reading Growing support for a people first economic recovery

C2C route “scrapped” as too dangerous

Over 4,000 miles of cycle routes in the UK have been re-designated after safety review, one of those routes being the extremely popular Coast 2 Coast (C2C) route. The move follows the 2018 review, which found that 42% of the network was 'poor', with substandard crossings, signage, and/or sections on main roads.  4% of the … Continue reading C2C route “scrapped” as too dangerous