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Denmark’s Bicycle Ambassador to present keynote talk to the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling

On 19th May approximately 4,000 people converged on Holyrood for Pedal on Parliament, calling for Scotland to become a cycle friendly nation. The question is how do we get there? There are two countries which are invariably held as good… Continue Reading →

After PoP what next?

On the 19th May approximately 4,000 people turned up at Holyrood for Pedal on Parliament, calling for Scotland to become a cycle friendly nation. The question is how do we get there? There are two models which are generally given… Continue Reading →

It’s not far, so leave the car…

Almost three years ago I wrote a post called Say no to ridiculous car trips in which I pointed out that there has been a steady decline in the number of journeys which people are taking by active means. Scarily… Continue Reading →

It is time to stop the victim blaming!

Today we heard the sentencing of Gary McCourt, the driver who killed Audrey Fyfe in August 2011, and it has generated much anger. At the end of the trial it was announced that Audrey Fyfe was not the first person… Continue Reading →

Strict Liability and the Road Share campaign

For some time now, I have been in favour of a law of Strict Liability. This defines who is liable when collisions occur on the roads. So I was pleased to learn that a Peebles lawyer, Brenda Mitchell, had started… Continue Reading →

Proposed parking experiment in Edinburgh

Dear Councillors, Following on from the future of local transport debate the other evening, I would like to propose a simple parking experiment. It would not cost much and should be fairly straight forward to carry out. I suggest that… Continue Reading →

Biking in Amsterdam

I have been looking for short films which could potentially be shown on the big screen in Festival Square and have put together quite a list. However, I am not sure the BBC would let me show this wee film…… Continue Reading →

An open letter to my MSPs

Dear MSPs, There’s a short window of opportunity to gain a modest one-off boost to Scottish cycling investment. The Scottish Government is to receive £279m for capital investment projects as a result of the UK Chancellor’s Spring Budget. The reasons… Continue Reading →

A cycle bloggers conference?

While in the shower this morning, I was thinking about social media networking and how it has changed my life. When I first started writing this blog I had no idea of just how much impact it was going to… Continue Reading →

A solution to the ASL problem?

As everyone who rides a bicycle in the UK know there is a problem with Advanced Stop Lines (ASLs) are more honoured in the breach than the observance, well maybe this could inspire a solution: Pedestrians Teach Fiat Driver a… Continue Reading →

Pedal on Parliament II, launched

While I was away skiing in Austria Pedal on Parliament 2 was officially launched with this video: This year Pedal on Parliament is going to be bigger and better than ever, make a note in your diary to be on… Continue Reading →

Pedal on Parliament, let’s do it again

Last year I got involved in an event which turned out to be far bigger than any of us expected – the first Pedal on Parliament. Ever since, people have been asking if we could do it again. Well, the… Continue Reading →

Return of the Tri

The first event in the Edinburgh sporting calender used to be the New Year’s Day Triathlon, which started with a swim in the Royal Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh (locally known as the Commie), followed by a cycle and a run around… Continue Reading →

Dutch cycle infrastructure and what we can learn

As readers of this blog will know, I have had an interest in how to get more people to use bicycles as transport for some time now. So when I saw this film on the subject I knew it was… Continue Reading →

How much space should you give a cyclist when overtaking?

Some time back, I wrote a post called Give cyclists room. I have noticed over the following years that this post gets regular traffic, from people coming with search terms such as “How much space should you give a cyclist… Continue Reading →

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