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
Have you ever wondered about the average speeds that cyclists can maintain? Have you ever wondered if cycling on a back street is likely to be significantly slower than cycling on the main direct route? Wonder no more. I have … Continue reading The Speed of Glasgow’s Cycle Traffic
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?
My request for 20mph urban speed limits, published in the paper edition of The Herald 10/03/16 but for some reason not on their website. The headline is not mine. Continue reading My Request for 20mph: Herald Agenda 10/03/16
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!
At the bottom of this post is a copy of the response I sent to GCC regarding the two proposed options for revised road layouts which will potentially include new cycling provision. Details are on the Council website. Whilst I broadly welcome the proposal, I am very concerned that GCC are still suggesting cycle lanes in the car-door opening zone (Option 1). Option 2 is better but it is very hard for south-travelling cyclists to access. I will be at the discussion forum at Govanhill Baths, 3-7pm on the 26th November to listen and to contribute. As part of my … Continue reading My Response to the Victoria Road Plans