Social Comment : Edinburgh
This is my space to talk about 'the issues' facing cyclists today:
- hiss at spineless politicians
- boo the appalling police service, CPS/fiscal and judiciary
- wince at infrastructure designed by idiots and built by the lowest bidder
- grit your teeth at the ignorance of the so-called 'great' British motorist
- weep crocodile tears for the most foolish of your fellow cyclists
- disagree with everything!
Whether you agree or not, please feel free to get stuck in on the comments section - I'm always happy to defend myself.
Posted on September 14, 2016Edinburgh Council gives three lucky motorists unrestricted free city centre parking, right on a corner where the national cycle route comes on and off...
Posted on February 16, 2015Edinburgh Council is proposing to slash bus lane operating hours by 66%. Nine out of ten bus lanes will be a free-for-all at weekends and during the afternoon school run; object now.
Posted on June 26, 2014Despite re-alignment, the natural line to take to enter this new path is still on the "wrong" side of the road...
Posted on June 26, 2014If you want to live more than five minutes cycling in the UK you *absolutely cannot* afford to cycle as timidly as this!
Posted on June 17, 2014...or pavement without road? A critical look at the contradictions in provisioning "space for cycling" and expecting it not to compete with pedestrian interests.
Posted on June 12, 2014Two way traffic (and pedestrians) are forced into head on conflict which just didn't exist before, and has been completely manufactured by the redesign of the path...
Posted on May 14, 2014It's easy to blame the bike, but really, bad driving is universal and we shouldn't be fooled into having a safety debate over superficial differences...
Posted on May 5, 2014Maybe if you want respect you do have to earn it, but here's the thing: cyclists aren't really interested in "respect". What we want is not to be killed or maimed.
Posted on March 6, 2014The 85th percentile speed for the Roseburn Path on Strava is only a hair over 20mph - the design speed for modern shared cycle facilities...
Posted on February 8, 2014Rationally, if we intended to live in a house for just ten years it would be worth spending up to an extra £24,000...