BicycleBen hosts an irregular podcast focused on cycling advocacy and everyday utility and recreational cycling in an ordinary central England town (Nuneaton) and the surrounding area, as well as the broader UK. Knowing how easy it is to cycle just a few hundred miles away in the Netherlands, it’s frustrating that riding is not yet properly catered for in Britain. We need the infrastructure and we need it fast! Let’s cycle like the Dutch!
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A lack of personal cycling with bike problems; Warwickshire’s LCWIP consultation closes; Grant Shapps’ comments on mandatory insurance, speed limits, and registrations; off to the Netherlands.
Amazon launches e-cargo cycles for last mile delivery; free cycle hire during the Commonwealth Games; Warwickshire’s local cycling and walking infrastructure plan consultation; local thefts of cycles and scooters, and train services snub evening leisure users.
Taking a look at Hexa Consulting’s poor Framework Travel Plan; some elitist views of “proper cyclists” and whether imperfect infrastructure is better than no infrastructure at all; and WCC’s draft Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) is out for consultation.
Discussing the latest edition of Countryfile that was broadcast recently on BBC television. Part of the programme featured a piece on rural cycling, and was filmed in south Warwickshire. But it stoked division with the usual anti-cycling tropes. Also, does society treat driving far too casually given the dangers it imposes?