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Blogging mostly about transport cycling in London and the South East, and about how fantastic it is in the Netherlands. Chair of @GBCycleEmbassy

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@ericsfraga That's good to hear! So as far as the emergency services are concerned, this new layout has to be an improvement @samuriinbred Given I was riding a Dutch bike with wide handlebars, I'd say there was only 6-12 inches between the wing mirror and my bike @ibikehorsham What I can't understand is that, moments later, they move into the A281 lane to turn left. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ @langoo My impression was complete incompetence rather than malicious (but that could be wrong)Anyway, the bit where there *is* a lane has been improved a bit. New markings, easier to access (and potentially av… https://t.co/cfb3K83k91Cycled through the pop-up lane again today. Then, on the section where the lane gives up, this happened (swearing w… https://t.co/aHQCgrC0Vx @nedboulting Also maybe they would earn more money if they made the fees more reasonable? @baoigheallain @carltonreid @FAB_Bakery @ternbicycles FWIW iPhone has a pretty handy feature - just hold on the let… https://t.co/XVvw0GkngSTaking a spin along Cycleway 4 on Jamaica Road #StreetSpaceLDN @willnorman https://t.co/N1NWXhYdhT
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9/26
2020
It was only a matter of time. I hold the astroturf anti-Low Traffic Neighbourhood 'campaigners' responsible for th… https://t.co/bjq7rPGiTQ
Retweeted by Mark Treasure @Benzooki @Steve16711988 @Jay29ers @Navarthian @lucullus @MikeyCycling @GarethRic @andree_frieze Try thinking about… https://t.co/0qysX34bxu
9/25
2020
One more reminder: Congestion from cars is a car problem, not a bike or bus lane problem. The solution is fewer cars.
Retweeted by Mark TreasureAnatomy of an overreaction: After 3 complaints from 2 people & becoming aware of it being on Strava, @StockportMBChttps://t.co/Wbsw8KyQ8J
Retweeted by Mark Treasure @cyclist_london @velobetty Sorry, just to be clear, I mean that proper sinusoidal humps have a smooth curved profil… https://t.co/loEeftb08D @cyclist_london @velobetty Sinuisodal humps don’t have sharp bumps though.
9/24
2020
@Pascal_Amsterda @Paul_SLG @AndrewHWestern This is Trafford in Greater ManchesterToday was my last day cycling to work. Large parts of the A56 pop-up cycle lane were removed last week. I’ve given… https://t.co/dGgsJxsIom
Retweeted by Mark TreasureI would not have entertained riding from school with my daughter before the cycle lane was put in.… https://t.co/rbvW4Kc7GW
Retweeted by Mark Treasure @velobetty Also I've had a look at the segment and only about ~30 people have managed to top 20mph this year. Paths… https://t.co/4dy8NJeVuz @don_dapper It's not - there's a helpful explanation here from @LinusRees - https://t.co/SD4EYuhnUr @bjsmithies It's not ;-). The old A3 is lower down the hill, and has been covered in spoil. This is a pre-existing… https://t.co/dZGlhvniIjHey @camcycle , my 64 year old Mum, who never learned how to ride 🚲 as child, just sent me this pic of her new trik… https://t.co/6JFNAo8M4A
Retweeted by Mark TreasureAn honest assessment of the kinds of car trips many people are making in urban areas, usually because it's convenie… https://t.co/GA69TFH2uRAs most big US cities continue to dither, Berlin's leadership is conducting feasibility studies to build a network… https://t.co/G7Kr4HPa0a
Retweeted by Mark Treasure @theeyecollector @pj_clinch @galwaycyclist @KatyCycles @BobFromAccounts @PompeyCyclist @Pinarello_Pete @Bugshttps://t.co/4BBVh7uDxJI love it when a plan comes together 😀 https://t.co/TzFXIFVSp3 @Vinothentic1 @willnorman @jonburkeUK Have you spoken to companies like @pedalmeapp who are capable of delivering g… https://t.co/kJC9yxcuov @Vinothentic1 @willnorman @jonburkeUK This street is only pedestrianised on Saturdays and Sundays. When are you making your deliveries? @Stroppycow Oh no, definitely not, @SussexRoadsPol have got the wording absolutely right, I was just making a (sill… https://t.co/sul1zaGIYT @PickardJE Is he the first chancellor to have his own logo?“A car overturned” https://t.co/AWASYM9xMaHorsham District councillors have done their best to sabotage this scheme by insisting on downgrading it to only ru… https://t.co/QhDtquyb7g @ibikehorsham @CycleForumHorsh @mihe2000 @FrancisVernon “no-one using it” update (also still not finding this mythi… https://t.co/GI8uUgyPjOAnd again. Imagine how many more kids would be using this if it went in two directions, rather than just one https://t.co/YQKnr8pQHe @LinusRees @neil_gu Thanks, that's useful @KatyCycles It looks like it is, yes (although I then followed the access road along the A3, which isn't part of the King Alfred Way) @Mrdini Yeah. I'm not sure there actually is anything to stop them doing a proper surface in the NP though. This is… https://t.co/2wz7bFhT71 @neil_gu It's not the old A3, which is lower down the slope and has been 'grubbed up'. The cycle path is the thinne… https://t.co/qPt2VntDkM @Pionir @RantyHighwayman Bingo @Mrdini Are you thinking of the South Downs Way, or the Downs Link? Only about 5% of the Downs Link is in the Natio… https://t.co/RI58VQGDPZ @fjjcas I rode from the centre of Hindhead to the French Lane junction on the A3, which is about 3 miles, and all a… https://t.co/BhzU1b5BDY @MCRCycleSam The lower section is an access road for motor traffic, so naturally that's been built to a much higher… https://t.co/AdMlg4OW3I @MCRCycleSam It seemed okay. It looks like it had a sort of gravel bonded onto the top of it when it was constructe… https://t.co/bQQfo34FNDThat means it's accessible all year round by (for instance) wheelchair users, like this lady rolling along independ… https://t.co/NamhVAbIZzHad the pleasure of using the cycle path around the Devil's Punchbowl at Hindhead yesterday. Despite being in area… https://t.co/3jNSsOmyqp @jeremyhoad @rec53 Are you aware that all residential streets in the Netherlands are explicitly designed to prevent through traffic? @velobetty @DocManniday @Continental @sksfenders The Bluemels are great. Light and absolutely no rattling. They als… https://t.co/Cvkuy6HOae @Ezy_Ryder @joelcacooney It probably applies to lots of other aspects of local politics, but policy positions on cy… https://t.co/ijtgoySXhU @joelcacooney He’s popped up in my timeline a few times and I hadn’t realised until today he’s actually a Lib Dem. @jeremyhoad @baroncols How about filtering like this? https://t.co/S9H2ZATr1q
9/23
2020
@iambrianjones Here's a link to it - still a work in progress https://t.co/jQQyMZGlEd @angryaboutbikes @mashable Designed by idiots who can’t imagine that road space can be used for anything other than… https://t.co/u9qLAyxt12 @iambrianjones (I’ll send you the link!) @iambrianjones It’s West Sussex (although it’s a little convoluted as Horsham District have some say over highway matters) @FieldsHighbury My tongue is firmly in my cheek 😉Conclusive proof that cycling interventions like Low Traffic Neighbourhoods are for the benefit of middle-class whi… https://t.co/OAcETUjsbh @JJJollyjim @software_opal You’re the one starting an argument here @ibikehorsham @CycleForumHorsh Well, yeah - but I'd argue that that section is so inadequate *precisely because* WS… https://t.co/QfCEEbhhFcA painfully accurate summary of how most local authorities view cycling https://t.co/YqCScxlvvZ"Keep our town centre grotty, we voted to leave Europe!", says Monmouth resident. Via @dillyboase https://t.co/nzs9VH4gaX
Retweeted by Mark TreasureA Jaurès-Stalingrad ce matin, des cyclistes passent dont deux en vélos de livraison, l’un avec remorque, l’autre en… https://t.co/8AdM6XQgSp
Retweeted by Mark Treasure @CycleForumHorsh It's probably only a 20 minute cycle from Slinfold to Christs Hospital Station now. Perfect for Sl… https://t.co/ewGkTCvazoJust cycled along the Albion Way cycle lane, again. No gridlock, again. Replaced the traffic signs, again, which ha… https://t.co/21Fqs5X0GU
Retweeted by Mark Treasure @briseglace Yes, it was a one-month trial. Hopefully it can be made permanent, despite the motor traffic coming back todayGeorge Street, Oxford. As of today, no longer pedestrianised. https://t.co/WnLev4tejT @charlie_baker23 @humantravl @theJeremyVine @HeadwayUK I think we need to distinguish between campaigning against h… https://t.co/X3mv7MdMWcWhy are Crimewatch devoting airtime to this nonsense? https://t.co/nJ1ymU64Ef @DaveHill A responsible journalist shouldn’t be uncritically sharing made-up statisticsWandsworth this morning. No further comment needed. https://t.co/RXxrQUE8ib
Retweeted by Mark Treasure @pensionlawyeruk @NicholasHellen @McphailTom @Labourstone @CarlosMorenoFr @theTCPA @chriscities @allpartycycling Yo… https://t.co/F7MIzmxHMy
9/21
2020
And a bus in the opposite direction. Why would wands protecting the blue paint cycle lane on the right be a problem… https://t.co/2eF5re2dcrHere's a lorry driving through this pinch point. The wands were inside the white line. https://t.co/itu32U0YKuI'm really at a loss to understand why these wands were a problem, and why an MP has been pressing for them to be r… https://t.co/3HydduleGj
9/20
2020
@steveocrom Ah, sorry, explained in the thread. Orange is a “good” LTN with some walking/cycling permeability, purp… https://t.co/LHmaZkcQi1Every single one of these areas can't be driven through (or it would make absolutely no sense to do so). Theoretica… https://t.co/f6eBjzmeaLThe orange cells are 'good' LTNs, with at least some degree of walking and cycling permeability. The purple ones ar… https://t.co/tpqVKPMy7DHaven't quite finished it yet, but this is a map of Low Traffic Neighbourhoods in Horsham. It's taken a lot longer… https://t.co/kFtBy7q0aIFamily cycling side by side through the London Fields LTN today. Mum's got a dog on a lead too! https://t.co/EPaNM4UISH
Retweeted by Mark TreasureLow traffic neighbourhood, Oval this morning. Cycle down the quietway (which is quiet for the first time ever 😊😊) w… https://t.co/fqOG1U34cf
Retweeted by Mark Treasure @andrewellson @peterwalker99 @thetimes There is a modal filter at the junction with Northwold Road as well? @andrewellson @peterwalker99 You live somewhere where the vast, vast majority of people don't use cars at all, and… https://t.co/MPE8n4yRfe @peterwalker99 @andrewellson @thetimes Yes, access from the north, via Northwold Road https://t.co/ODIlGcwliDLike a lot of British towns, Horsham has a car problem. Too many of them. And we certainly shouldn't have a four la… https://t.co/Dkm22wCDXT @CorporalMum @Jono_Kenyon @andrewellson @thetimes The process will be exactly the same wherever you are - an ongoin… https://t.co/Dox47xFK62It would be more honest to write “*I* need my car and I resent my use of it in the middle of a city being made slig… https://t.co/eZODNNjEBnThe author of this piece lives in Hackney where, even as far back as 2011, 65% of households (households, not indiv… https://t.co/M8fJBSFW3o
9/19
2020
@Marrekoo This is an east London local newspaper with the same name. 😉 (The famous Guardian was originally The Manchester Guardian)Just a thought, maybe he could park his car and walk for 20 seconds, rather than going on a 25 minute drive… https://t.co/LjpVWEMnfz @JamesWh10321408 @HorshamDC Stop using your phone while drivingThose crazy bastard geniuses at @wandbc have actually done it - they’ve solved traffic by letting everyone drive ab… https://t.co/2hPKIeMe7c
9/18
2020
@MBTom_co_uk @mangowhizz @eddieduggan @theeyecollector Most of our local campaigning effort involves trying to prev… https://t.co/WutcGrTMwR @mangowhizz @theeyecollector @eddieduggan If I argue that narrow painted cycle lanes make close passes by drivers m… https://t.co/H39fP1iWxx @mangowhizz @theeyecollector @eddieduggan Nope. You've decided to interpret people explaining why bad behaviour is… https://t.co/xczcKqQHV3 @mangowhizz @eddieduggan @theeyecollector This is tedious. https://t.co/bHFNinhF7N @mangowhizz @theeyecollector @eddieduggan a) You're responding to an argument nobody is making. Nobody is excusing… https://t.co/ZXxIij0WXv @Cornwall111 @BBCTomEdwards @OnLondon And? @mangowhizz @eddieduggan @theeyecollector Well, yes. Conflict would be less of an issue if our paths looked like th… https://t.co/MqfyflmnoN @Cornwall111 @BBCTomEdwards @OnLondon It's a poll, using a representative sample, and is being presented precisely… https://t.co/qwD9LtzNRB @MCRCycleSam @GregoryRPettit @BBCTomEdwards Snap https://t.co/CNGGgyPIZ3 @Cornwall111 @BBCTomEdwards @OnLondon If you know, why did you say a sample size of 1,000 isn't representative?
9/17
2020

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