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It’s The Stupid Infrastructure

One of the chapters from Beauty And The Bike that really got me was the section titled, "It’s The Infrastructure, Stupid" , in a parody (or according to Wikipedia, a snowclone – there’s a new phrase) of Bill Clinton’s campaign

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Posted in Cycle Infrastructure, It's The Infrastructure, Stupid

Here, You Must Either Be Nuts, Or Think It’s Fun

So there’s a whole lot of to and fro about this: Richard at Cyclelicio.us pointed out that the obvious answer that was missing was "because it’s fun", which seemed to get the Good People Of Copenhagen all vexed – to

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Posted in 'A'-List Blogs, Bike Culture, Bike to Work, Climate Change, Cycle Infrastructure, Everyday People, London, Photographs, Politics, Video

Electric Cars: Why Bother?

Oh, the lies these people tell. Mind you, you can’t really blame them, can you? Put yourself in their position: You run a multi-billion dollar / euro / pound / yen business, employing thousands. For the last fifty years, governments

Posted in 'A'-List Blogs, Bike Culture, Bike to Work, Climate Change, Cooking, Cycle Infrastructure, Environment, Everyday People, Global Warming, Greenwash Detector, Industrial-Strength Sarcasm, London, Marketing, Serious Stuff

Get On The Bike Path!

The car was at the menders today, and I had to get there to pick it up & take Daughter & friends to their Kung-Fu thing. As is normal in these circumstances, the wind had instantly changed direction and stiffened

Posted in Bike to Work, Cycle, Cycle Infrastructure, North Tyneside, Photographs, Road Safety

Men Make For Thick-Skinned Cyclists

There’s a reason that fewer women than men seem to ride their bikes in the UK. As explained in Beauty & The Bike , it’s the infrastructure – we’re expected to just mix in with the traffic, and it often

Posted in 'A'-List Blogs, Assassination Attempts, Bike Culture, Cullercoats, Cycle Infrastructure, Family, IronMan?, North Tyneside, Road Safety

At Last – A Bike Lane That Makes Sense

The papers today are full of this – a bike lane that takes up half the road: I was particularly impressed by the Daily Express’ title for the story: BIKE LANE WIDER THAN THE ROAD THIS must be Britain’s craziest

Posted in Assassination Attempts, Bike Culture, Cycle Infrastructure, Gateshead, Photographs, Road Safety, Video

Van Driver Gets Himself Fired: Cyclist Blamed

On the BBC’s  Jeremy Vine programme this Tuesday , there was a short piece at the end of the show about a van driver who’d been fired as a result of his inappropriate behaviour towards a cyclist. It seems that

Posted in Assassination Attempts, Bike Culture, London, Ranting, Road Safety, Stupid
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