The Northern and Northwest Highlands of Scotland are wonderful places; for most of us remote, for all of us wild and full of spectacular scenery. Large sections of the roads are single track, winding and hilly, with low levels of … Continue reading The Bus Pass 500?
During October 2019 I started a petition with Glasgow City Council to ask them to keep National Cycle Route 75 (NCR75) open while events are held in Glasgow Green. 105 people signed to support the petition, but many potential supporters … Continue reading Keep National Cycle Route 75 Open During Public Events in Glasgow Green
As Jane Austen didn’t say “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a city that wishes for widespread uptake of cycling must install segregated cycle facilities”. This stems from the perception, as opposed to reality, that city roads are dangerous … Continue reading The South City Way: A Story of Angles and Flares
Sometimes Core Paths get forgotten when it comes to discussing cycle facilities and I publish this piece as a short reminder. The concept of “Core Paths” was introduced under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act as way of recording and safeguarding … Continue reading Core Paths: What are They, Why are They Important & Where are They?
How does data from the Strava cycle tracking app compare to roadside cycle surveys? Can we use use data from the Strava cycle tracking app as a proxy for cycle traffic? The evidence suggests yes. Here is a link to … Continue reading Ground Truthing Strava: Its use as a Proxy for Total Cycle Traffic
Subtitle: Can we Really Use Strava Data as a Proxy for Total Cycling Traffic? Wouldn’t it great if you could log all cycle activity to create a map of where every cyclist actually rode? With that sort of data you … Continue reading East Refrewshire and the Strava Conundrum
A lost presentation from 2015 revived. Glasgow’s High Accident Rate Roads Note the high accident rate for female cyclists in the Byres Road area in the Extra slide. I have no explanation, its just an observation. This trend was also … Continue reading CYCLE ACCIDENT DISTRIBUTIONS IN THE CITY OF GLASGOW 1999-2013
I sent a sizzling letter to The Herald this last week, but they declined to publish.What did I say wrong? Never mind, here it is. Dear Letters There seems to be some very specific priorities set in the legal … Continue reading Double Standards in Lane Enforcement
A popular meme employed to counter the idea of Scottish independence is that Scotland is a subsidy junky, relying on preferential funding from Westminster to allow its peoples a modern standard of living. On a simple analysis this is grounded … Continue reading Scotland, the Primest of Prime Military Real-Estate in NW Europe