- Cycle safety campaigns: do they do more harm than good? – Telegraph Blogs
I was interested in the reactions to my post, last week, challenging the urban myth that there is growing cyclist “carnage” on the streets of London. Cycling in London is, of course, less safe than most of the alternatives. It is less safe than it should be. But as the figures show, it is still pretty safe – and getting safer.
- How to be a transportation policy expert in 15 seconds | Business Line
“Anything that makes it harder to drive, more expensive to drive, more inconvenient to drive is a good policy. Anything that makes it easier to walk, to cycle or take transit is a good policy. It is that simple. It is all you need to know,” says Gorton, with evangelical zeal as he talks of the need to discourage use of private cars for transportation.
- London Cycling Campaign petitions mayoral candidates | guardian.co.uk
The London Cycling Campaign (LCC) has launched a petition which, in the LCC’s words, “calls on the mayoral election candidates to commit to more people-friendly streets and continental-standard cycle facilities in the capital” and is “a response to the deep worries that existing and potential cyclists have about safety.” The campaign’s title refers to the high standard of cycling infrastructure found in the Netherlands. Here’s the accompanying film.
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