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
Today I am off piste at UBDC with a guest blog. Mashing up Strava, European Cycling Challenge and STATS19 accident data. Where do Glasgow’s cyclists cycle and how do we know? http://ubdc.ac.uk/news/2017/september/where-do-glasgow-s-cyclists-cycle-and-how-do-we-know/ Continue reading UBDC Guest Blog
It happened again. I was cycling north on Kilmarnock Road (see Streetview https://tinyurl.com/y9lyawjj) on the outer edge of the cycle “lane” which merely comprises dashed lines of paint to encourage you into the zone where car cars open, putting the … Continue reading Cycle Lanes in Car Door Zones. Remove or Fix Now!
My wife I have just returned from a cycle tour of the Netherlands which for family reasons we had to curtail, allowing us only 2 days of cycling (route https://www.plotaroute.com/route/493331). Its hard to learn much about a country in just … Continue reading A Short Cycle Tour in the Netherlands