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?
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
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
While we are all welcoming the new cycle lanes which are springing up all over Europe, and many UK cities are getting the new infrastructure right many are still finding their feet, so it is interesting to note what the Highway Code says about cycle lanes and the drivers response to them. Typically, the first … Continue reading Cycle lanes and car parking
If only all cycle paths could be like this... That was my primary thought during my ride out from Alloa to Stirling on Saturday morning. I had arrived at the campsite late Friday afternoon, after an agitating day in the office at the computer. It was raining very slightly and a bit windy, and the … Continue reading Cycling in Clackmannanshire
Sustrans National Cycle Network route 76 is 211.2miles long and runs from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Kirkcaldy, via Falkirk and Stirling, and runs alongside both sides of the Forth Estuary. The Two Bridges is an unofficial route that starts in Edinburgh, takes you over the Forth Road Bridge, alongside the Forth to Kincardine and across the Kincardine … Continue reading Two Bridges – an Edinburgh 50 miler on National Cycle Network route 76