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
My contribution to the GoBike! Call For Action Workshop 29/07/17 is linked here GoBike Campaign Workshop, Where do Glasgows Go? Continue reading Where do Glasgow’s Cyclists Cycle and How do We Know? Presentation at GoBike! Call For Action Workshop
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)
This is a demo of a work in progress which may one day see the light of day. Continue reading Draft Glasgow Cycle Map