Commuting in a Changing World of Work…

I'm certainly no historian, but I'd suspect we can thank the industrial revolution for our current commuting predicament. As people started to leave their farms and homesteads to look for work in the growing towns; in the factories and down the mines, people were no longer working where they lived.

The Smaller Picture…

In this day and age, with huge amounts of information available at your fingertips it has become harder than ever to take anything at face value. So when you talk about the environmental benefits of cycling it's easy to lose people, because people assume you are talking about global warming or climate change. We puny humans are not so great at dealing with the bigger picture. We often don't have the power to make big changes, but if we focus on the small picture we'll make inroads into the huge challenges ahead.

‘Induced Demand’

The common wisdom when faced with traffic congestion seems to be that just adding more lanes will sort everything. It won't. Whilst it may initially relieve some pressure, it won't be long before more traffic arrives to fill the space. Just as with the Katy Freeway expansion, adding new roadway capacity also creates new demand... Continue Reading →

Tools for the job…

Bicycles are versatile machines, capable of being used for everything from shopping, to touring, to professional racing. However, whilst a bicycle may unite the different disciplines, the needs of riders are usually very, very different. The right tool... To the untrained eye a bicycle is just a bicycle, but look deeper and there may well... Continue Reading →

But not everyone can ride a bike…

When confronted with the prospect of investing in cycling, one of the common retorts is that not everyone can ride a bike.

It's very easy to say, but much more difficult to back up with facts. The first mistake is assuming that everyone can drive, just because you can.

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