“Moordstrookje”

Would you believe it? The people of Flanders have a word for those cycle lanes that appeared around Cardiff during those heady Enfys days. "Moordstrookje" is the affectionate Dutch word used to describe those slivers of cycle lane at the edge of a busy street. Moordstrookje – literally ‘murder lane’ – refers to a bicycle … Continue reading “Moordstrookje”

Something to read: Cyclists Spend 40% More In London’s Shops Than Motorists – via Forbes

Whilst not hugely surprising to us, we've been banging on about how we on bicycles do buy things for a little while, research from Transport for London now has the data to back this up. This also correlates with evidence from the USA, where bike lanes have boosted trade in New York, Long Beach and … Continue reading Something to read: Cyclists Spend 40% More In London’s Shops Than Motorists – via Forbes

The Motoring Industrial Complex

Whilst I try to send you off on your weekends with something to inspire you, a phrase caught our attention this week that required further investigation. A long while ago I wrote about why nothing ever changes. Whilst human nature is a big part of it, the symbiotic relationship between the economy and motoring is … Continue reading The Motoring Industrial Complex

Guest Post: Spanish Practices –by Chris Roberts

Some interesting things are happening with cycling in Valencia, Spain’s third largest city.  Can we learn from them? Imagine a city where every week you come across a new stretch of cycle infrastructure - and not just red paint but quality segregated bike lanes - well that’s Valencia at the moment. Anillo Ciclista I moved … Continue reading Guest Post: Spanish Practices –by Chris Roberts