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Reclaiming The Streets

This caught my eye in yesterday’s Guardian: Alice Furguson and Amy Rose organised getting their Bristol street closed for a street party but without the party bit – they just wanted their kids to be able to play outside without

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Posted in Everyday People, Road Safety

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 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

World’s Greatest Bicycle?

. . . or at least that’s the title of this Creative Commons photo by t-dawg on Flickr : To be fair, this is probably a little ostentatious for my tastes, though I like the attention to detail on the

Posted in Bike Culture, Everyday People, Friends, Photographs

People Power Against Big Oil

I got this in my email yesterday (I’ve added in some pictures here to brighten it up): The price of oil is as low as it has been for a while but the oil companies have simply jacked their prices

Posted in 'A'-List Blogs, Bike Culture, Climate Change, Community, Environment, Everyday People, Global Warming, Photographs, Ranting, Road Safety, Stupid

If You Want My Vote, Listen To What These Young Ladies Say

I’m reading the book of the film ‘Beauty and The Bike ‘ at the moment – it’s jam-packed with all sort of good stuff, and next up, I’ll be treating Daughter to a screening of the film. The makers have

Posted in Bike Culture, Cycle Infrastructure, Everyday People, Family, Video

To Change The Car Culture Should We Abandon Most Of The Town?

Change is always difficult , especially when there’s a large vested interest determined to use its inertia to prevent movement. Yet if we want to move the UK’s towns & cities from being significantly car-dependent, we will have to deal

Posted in Bike Culture, Everyday People, Politics
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