20mph Speed Limits by Common Consensus, Not by Physical Infrastructure (or why 20mph by traffic calming is doomed to fail)

The concept of reducing default urban speed limits to 20mph in urban areas, except on selected through-routes, is an idea which has recently become a significant public issue. People are increasingly realising that slower traffic speeds improve the environment and … Continue reading 20mph Speed Limits by Common Consensus, Not by Physical Infrastructure (or why 20mph by traffic calming is doomed to fail)

Where do Glasgow cyclists cycle?

Strava vs. The European Cycling Challenge One of the difficulties of providing safe and appropriate cycle provision for cyclists has been to actually know where they want to cycle. It may seem a relatively simple task to map cycle desire lines, but there are many 1000’s of possible routes and resources to conduct definitive road-side surveys are limited. In recent years, however, with the near universal adoption of mobile phones and their inbuilt GPS tracking, it has become possible for cyclists to download and run apps that make their movements available to central servers, their travel data aggregated and maps … Continue reading Where do Glasgow cyclists cycle?

Glasgow Roundabout Cracks it for 2014!

Pollok Roundabout on Barrhead Road shyly accepted its accolade as the single most dangerous traffic location for Glasgow cyclists in 2014, revealed from the newly released road traffic accident data. “It was nothing”, said Pollok. “Most years I manage to nail a cyclist or 2, but raising my game to get 3 in a single year was something I have been building up to. I am in friendly competition with the other roundabouts such as Auldhouse, Battlefield and Shieldhall Road, but this year I got everything right and showed those guys how to be well-dangerous. The bookie’s favourite, Auldhouse, only … Continue reading Glasgow Roundabout Cracks it for 2014!