Citizen Space – Draft Air Quality Plans

Defra is holding a joint Welsh, English & Northern Irish consultation on measures to address Nitrogen Dioxide levels in our cities. The plans set out actions being planned or implemented at local, regional and national levels to meet the annual and hourly EU limit values for nitrogen dioxide in the shortest possible time. This consultation applies to England, Wales and Northern Ireland. A separate consultation is being carried out by the Scottish Government, commencing 14th September. Source: Citizen Space – Draft Air Quality Plans There are implications for cycle infrastructure plans here, in that they might have to start taking … Continue reading Citizen Space – Draft Air Quality Plans

A look into the future…

It was a 1963 report called Traffic in Towns, written for the Government by Professor Colin Buchanan that many will hold responsible for the sorry state of utility cycling in the UK. Indeed, many will argue Traffic in Towns was used as a means to drive a bulldozer through much of the cycle infrastructure we may have had back then. However, hindsight is a wonderful thing and it could also be argued that, at the time, we really didn’t appreciate how destructive motoring would become. Had we known that before long we’d have two or three car households; dangerous levels … Continue reading A look into the future…

Cycle to Work Day 2015

Thursday 3rd September 2015 is Cycle to Work Day. Are you going to?   So, what is it then? Cycle To Work Day is an annual event encouraging people to take to two wheels for the day. It enjoys support from a variety of employers and cycling advocacy groups and has been going from strength to strength for the past few years. …and?? Well, if your employer is supportive of the idea they may well put on some sort of event, or perhaps just a breakfast in the staff canteen. They should at the very least tell you about it. … Continue reading Cycle to Work Day 2015