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Cycle Superhighway crash numbers boost call for segregated cycle lanes - Cycling Weekly
“They were just blue paint on the road and, no matter what colour it is, paint doesn’t have any effect on safety,” says Simon Munk, infrastructure campaigner at the London Cycling Campaign. “The newer Superhighways built from 2015 onwards are much better because they separate cyclists from the traffic.”

Of the pre-2015 routes, only the eight miles of Cycle Superhighway 3, between Barking in the east and Tower Gateway, was found by the independent analysts to be less dangerous. “That was the only one with a fair amount of separation,” Munk points out.
cyclelanes  cycling  safety  review  London  CyclingWeekly  2016 
december 2016 by inspiral
"Rip out Embankment cycleway for cash," Chancellor tells London Mayor | Bicycle Business | BikeBiz
The Chancellor of the Exchequer has urged the Mayor of London to rip out the new and iconic protected Cycle Superhighway beside the Houses of Parliament, it has been claimed this evening. BikeBiz understands that Sadiq Khan refused Philip Hammond's offer of cash to carry out the decommissioning of the East–West Cycle Superhighway.
PhilipHammond  cyclelanes  politics  opposition  Embankment  London  BikeBiz  2016 
november 2016 by inspiral
Buses, bikes, and congestion… - Rachel Aldred
The key is for walking, cycling, and public transport advocates to lobby together for more priority for all these modes – not to join the car lobby’s campaign against congestion. The Begg report bemoans the weakness of the bus passenger lobby: something I’d agree with, but with a caution that the interests of bus passengers and bus companies don’t necessarily coincide. Bus companies are large, powerful private organisations, and they can often get their voices heard. That’s one reason why we have hundreds of kilometres of bus lane in London. But it’s true that those affected by bus operations – bus passengers, and those injured by buses, or affected by air pollution, as well as those who drive buses – are not heard so much.

If people have more sustainable mobility choices, so much the better. If people feel ‘forced’ to walk, cycle, or use the bus or tram, they may instead take the opportunity to drive, if they get the chance. With cycling’s growth, some new trips will come from the car, others from buses or walking, while others will be entirely new journeys. We shouldn’t be fixated on the short term shifts: sustainable transport gains if we create networks of infrastructure that prioritise cycling, walking and public transport. This happened with Seville’s cycle track system, where initially some mode shift was from buses to cycles, but mode shift from cars to buses then meant public transport’s mode share actually also grew. The long-term goal is a societal transition away from the car, locking in multi-modality (walking, cycling and public transport as desired options) for future generations.
transportpolicy  publictransport  cycling  congestion  bus  DavidBegg  conflict  cyclelanes  author:RachelAldred  2016 
june 2016 by inspiral
The Advocates’ Resource: Evidence you’ll need to build a case for cycling in your area – Cycling Industry News
A bicycle business news site dipping into cycling advocacy – what’s that about, you ask? The industry has been called upon to turn advocate by numerous prominent stalwarts, so here’s our effort – a resource for active travel advocates to freely use in order to win over their local authority when it comes to providing safe cycling and more livable spaces.

And of course, at the time of writing, cycling for transport also presents the trade with its greatest scope for product development and, crucially, sales worldwide. The link between the creation of safe cycling infrastructure and increase in uptake is conclusive, so we tend to agree that everyone in the industry should take an interest in campaigning.
cycling  review  advocacy  ROI  retail  impact  helmets  safety  health  research  pollution  congestion  tourism  cyclelanes  headphones  transport  bikeshare  CyclingIndustry  2016 
june 2016 by inspiral
85% of cycling increase can be attributed to new infrastructure, claims Cambridge Uni study – Cycling Industry News
A new report has suggested that “85 percent of the effect on increasing cycling was explained by use of the infrastructure”. 
cycling  transportpolicy  cyclelanes  infrastructure  growth  research  MedicalResearchCouncil  CyclingIndustry  2016 
april 2016 by inspiral
The 4 Types of Cyclists You'll Meet on U.S. City Streets - CityLab
Together these findings suggest local initiatives to expand bike infrastructure and encourage mixed-use development might prove especially attractive to those city residents on the fence about cycling. In further support that policymakers would be wise to target this rider type, Dill and McNeil found that I-C folks liked driving less than the other groups. In other words, they “may be primed to switch.”
cycling  advocacy  classification  transportpolicy  cyclelanes  research  survey  USA  CityLab  TheAtlantic  2016 
january 2016 by inspiral
Cyclists Are Exposed to Air Pollution Even on Bike Lanes, According to Fort Collins Commuting Study - CityLab
Longer commute times, regardless of route type, tend to increase cumulative exposures; this difference was especially evident for cycling. Even though cyclists’ mean particulate exposures were reduced on alternative routes, the longer duration of these routes increased cyclist’s cumulative exposures relative to driving.
cycling  pollution  exposure  cyclelanes  review  critique  ColoradoStateUniversity  CityLab  TheAtlantic  2015 
november 2015 by inspiral
WikiLane – How Citizens Built their own Bicycle Network | This Big City
"To promote that campaign and pressure legislators into action, several cycling and pedestrian organizations decided to paint their own bike lane in front of Congress on October 20th. This was our way of showing how little money and time is required to create quality infrastructure. We wanted to show that governments just need the will to promote non-motorized transport. However, that bike lane was efficiently erased just two days after it was painted, and no city official claimed responsibility."
cyclelanes  bikes  biking  2011  mexico  mexicodf  df  mexicocity 
november 2011 by robertogreco
Cyclists in the City: Cycle Superhighway is scandalous. Carbon copy of killer bike lane coming to Vauxhall Bridge Road
Given how superficially cycling seems approved of by those in power (superhighways, Boris bikes, Cameron cycling, etc) it's amazing how new road schemes are still often dangerous for cyclists, even when they sort of have cycle lanes etc.
cycling  london  cyclistsinthecity  cyclesuperhighways  cyclelanes  from delicious
april 2011 by philgyford
Cars parked illegally in bike lanes in London -
It's vehicles stopping in the advance cycle boxes that annoy me most, because it's so easy not to do.
cycling  london  traffic  vehicles  cars  photos  cyclelanes 
august 2009 by philgyford

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