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A series of ponds for the cyclist, high speed dual carriageway for the motorist
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12 days ago by juliusbeezer
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Cyclist finds towpaths tough-going compared to roads.
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7 weeks ago by juliusbeezer
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Mud for the cyclist, smooth tarmac for the motorist
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11 weeks ago by juliusbeezer
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Cobbles for the cyclist, smooth tarmac for the motorist in Tours.
Exactly what you'd expect in…
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11 weeks ago by juliusbeezer
Transport for London unveils changes to Chiswick High Road section of planned cycleway | road.cc
Cycleway 9 from Brentford to Kensington Olympia that have been made following pressure from opponents led by Conservative councillors from the Chiswick wards of the London Borough of Hounslow.

Work on the 7-kilometre route, which will ultimately be extended westwards to Hounslow, may start later this year following changes to the design following a public consultation that found most respondents in favour of the proposals, says TfL.

Earlier this year, in response to feedback on two specific locations – the Duke Road and Duke’s Avenue junctions with Chiswick High Road, pictured above, and at Kew Bridge – TfL opened a second consultation on revised plans.

It now says that the Kew Bridge junction will proceed as outlined in that second consultation, while changes will be made to the junctions in Chiswick after considering further responses on that location.
cycling  SeparatistCritique  dccomment 
11 weeks ago by juliusbeezer
Risk of injury for bicycling on cycle tracks versus in the street
Most individuals prefer bicycling separated from motor traffic. However, cycle tracks (physically separated bicycle-exclusive paths along roads, as found in The Netherlands) are discouraged in the USA by engineering guidance that suggests that facilities such as cycle tracks are more dangerous than the street. The objective of this study conducted in Montreal (with a longstanding network of cycle tracks) was to compare bicyclist injury rates on cycle tracks versus in the street. For six cycle tracks and comparable reference streets, vehicle/bicycle crashes and health record injury counts were obtained and use counts conducted. The relative risk (RR) of injury on cycle tracks, compared with reference streets, was determined. Overall, 2.5 times as many cyclists rode on cycle tracks compared with reference streets and there were 8.5 injuries and 10.5 crashes per million bicycle-kilometres. The RR of injury on cycle tracks was 0.72 (95% CI 0.60 to 0.85) compared with bicycling in reference streets. These data suggest that the injury risk of bicycling on cycle tracks is less than bicycling in streets. The construction of cycle tracks should not be discouraged.
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12 weeks ago by juliusbeezer
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Between 2007 and 2010 the city of Seville spent €6.7m putting in 142km of segregated cycle lanes, mainly on sidewal…

There has been lots of talk about the good results of Seville’s Cycling Plan 2007-2010. Among the advantages commonly granted to the cycling promotion model use in Seville, these are the main three:

Increase in the number of bicycle users
Reduction in car usage
Reduction in bicycle accidents

The scope of Seville’s Cycling Plan was to build a 142 km long network of segregated bike lanes. Practically all of them were at sidewalk level, having two directions of traffic (bidirectional), 1,25 m wide per direction and using the same road intersections as pedestrians. The cost of building this network was 35 million Euro (250,000 Euro per km) (El País, 11 May 2014). Moreover, the total estimated four-year cost for the plan’s management was 6.7 million Euro divided into:

ten specific projects about traffic education, health, etc. (4.9 million, 73.2% of the budget)
infrastructure maintenance (662,000 Euro, 9.8%)
“Oficina de la Bicicleta” (Cycling Office) (234,000 Euro, 3.4%)
Civic commision (234,000 Eur, 3.4%)
Bike parkings (162,000 Eur, 2,4%)
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iamnotacyclist: A little bit about cycling facilities from LCC Camden
This discussion could be one of the most important that LCC has faced and it is now an appropriate time to review our attitudes to cycle engineering given the potential for support for some serious cycling provision in our capital city now that we have a London-wide local authority.
It seems to me that the arguments put by some LCC members against segregated facilities fall into two groups: 1) specific failings that are due to poor design, legal uncertainty, poor maintenance, etc. 2) points of principle such as the view that cycling in segregated facilities reduces the ability of cyclists to cope with motor vehicle traffic. A related argument puts forward the idea, in John Franklin's words in the semi-official manual, Cyclecraft, that "facilities segregated from the carriageway mainly benefit riders who fear motor traffic"1.
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12 weeks ago by juliusbeezer
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Pavement cycling on Edinburgh's Leith Walk found problematic
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july 2019 by juliusbeezer
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Another reason to exercise your right to the full road network: escaping NYPD harassment
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june 2019 by juliusbeezer

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