Category Archives: UK Posts

Cycling is unsafe in UK urban areas, says poll

The majority of Britons believe it remains unsafe to cycle on urban roads and want major safety measures such as wholesale 20mph speed limits and more cycle lanes, according to an opinion poll.

The research, carried out by the national cycling and green travel charity Sustrans, found that 56% of people felt cycling on roads in built-up areas was not safe, and fewer than 20% regularly did this. Read more

 

 

Issue of cycle-friendly infrastructure presents a significant dilemma (UK)

The issue of cycle-friendly infrastructure presents a significant dilemma. The following is a statement of the position from Active Transport,  ~p.24

  1. There are strong grounds for arguing that segregated provision is not the best way to make provision for cyclists in the UK road system. Continue reading Issue of cycle-friendly infrastructure presents a significant dilemma (UK)

Cycling while pregnant: the verdict

When I said I was open-minded about cycling right until labour, I hadn’t really imagined that I would do it

Back in May I wrote about my experience of cycling while seven months pregnant and now, as three-month old Herbie kips in the next room (perhaps dreaming of his first bike?), I thought you might like to know how it all went.

Full article – UK Guardian

Sam Haddad with her husband and baby Herbie. Photograph: Matt Felwick