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 29, 2012I enjoyed a stonker of a traffic jam on the way home yesterday - I counted more than a hundred jammed vehicles, busy going nowhere in all directions...
Posted on September 22, 2012There are an incredible sixty three obstructing vehicles on the 1.7 mile route at the tail end of rush hour.
Posted on September 6, 2012It's a regular feature of the cycling calendar in Edinburgh: I'm not talking about Pedal for Scotland, but an article in the Edinburgh Evening News prompted by the "concerns" of "Cramond residents", generally one Alistair McEwan (with or without reinforcements)...
Posted on June 27, 2012The HGV driver, knowing he represents < 5% of traffic but is involved in 2/3 of killings, will be especially careful to check those mirrors before swinging left. Right?
Posted on June 26, 2012Feed them and they shall come...
Posted on April 29, 2012"A credit to yourselves, a credit to this city" as Scotland's cyclists storm Parliament... a historic day for cycle advocacy in Scotland, one it's a privilege even to write about.
Posted on April 11, 2012Pragmatically the SNP are going to be the largest party post-election, but they won't have an overall majority.
This will give significant power to the Lib Dems and Greens, and so my own vote will be targeted at ensuring these two parties do well and the SNP do not gain from my ballot.