Wednesday, 14 December 2011

[PHOTOS] 25 of The "Best" Crap Cycle Lanes

We've all seen them, cycle lanes that come to an abrupt stop, or contain road junk, cars, or concrete posts. Inspired by the first image seen on the LCC's website, of a cycle lane in Stratford and how the council then "fixed it" here are 25 of the "best" crap cycle lanes from around the web.

Crap Cycle Lanes
There. I fixed it!

Monday, 12 December 2011

Mark Cavendish For BBC Sports Personality of the Year!

Mark celebrates winning the green jersey
Mark Cavendish has made the shortlist for 2011s BBC Sports Personality of the Year (SPOTY) after capturing his twentieth Tour de France victory and the race's green jersey, before winning the Road World Championships in September.

Kevin's Letter to the Editor Re: Times Journo Mary Bowers Injured Cycling

Mary Bowers
Mary Bowers
A copy of Kevin O'Sullivan's "Letter to the Editor" published on The Times website:

More needs to be done to ensure that roads are safe for cyclists and pedestrians

Sir, I was saddened to read of Mary Bowers, the journalist on The Times badly hurt while cycling to work (report, Dec 8). I am a solicitor who has been campaigning on behalf of cyclists for improved safety, in particular in relation to lorries, on London’s roads.

The first issue is road layout. We need to work with engineers in the planning stage to think first of pedestrians and cyclists, and only afterwards to consider motorists.

The second issue relates to fighting for legislation to fit cameras and sensors into lorry cabs which would make cyclists easier to see. This is cheap to fit and could prevent — or at least substantially reduce — many of the cyclist deaths every year in London which are caused by HGVs.

Kevin O’Sullivan
Levenes Solicitors, London

Kevin, is a Partner based at Levenes Solicitors Wood Green office who has been campaigning for a change in legislation to improve cyclist safety around HGVs.