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
I am in favour of slowing the traffic in built-up areas of Scotland and I warmly welcome the bill proposed by Mark Ruskell to reduce default traffic speeds in our cities, towns and villages from 30mph to 20mph (Proposed Restricted … Continue reading The Red Flag Act 1865-1897: What Can it Do For Us?
Ever asked yourself “How can I live a greener lifestyle?. How can I as an individual consume less and have a smaller footprint on our shared planet’s resources?”. Intuitively we all know that the simplest and best way is to … Continue reading Plumelabs Flow Air Quality Tracker: a New Entry to the Green Consumption Market